Weekly World News, RIP

The Miami Herals pays its respects upon the passing of an American cultural institution, the South Florida-based Weekly World News.

Without the WWN, a dozen sitting U.S. senators — including astronaut hero John Glenn — wouldn’t have admitted that they were aliens from outer space. Bat Boy would never have become a Broadway musical. Agents Scully and Mulder channeled plenty of WWN mojo on The X Files and Tommy Lee Jones’ Men In Black alien hunter proclaimed it “the best damn investigative reporting on the planet.”