For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of a hitchhiker’s guide, or who do not understand sarcasm, the primary purpose of this website is humor or parody. While the information here can and should be informative, it should also be taken with a rather large grain of salt.

    Should you find anything in this guide that you disagree with or in fact know to be false, please do remember the golden rule first laid out in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

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“Said” is by far and away the most perfect and sacred word in all of Journalism. According to the Associated Press, every print editor in the world, and all serious journalists, this is the only way one should indicate that a source has spoken. A true journalist would rather lose his recording device of choice… read more »


The word “claims” is often used by journalists to indicate a statement made by a source that is either patently and provably false, or that cannot be verified by a journalist. While in some cases the statement cannot be verified because it is simply not something that can be proven, more often than not, the… read more »