Former Newsbiscuit journalist, Immunis, was escorted off the premises by senior Editoral staff today. An initial statement from site owner John O'Farrell simply stated that 'Immunis is leaving the site today after breaking a golden rule. He is going to take some time out before continuing his career as a journalist. We wish him all the best for his future'.
Industry insiders have told us that the reason for Immunis' fall from grace was the publication of a story entitled "Newsbiscuit Journalist Sacked for Reporting Real Story", clearly breaking the fundamental rule insisting all authors refrain from mentioning the existence of the site.
The rule, brought in during the 2006 comedy season, was put in place to protect the site from the dangerous side-effects of self-referential humour. Experts fear that one mention of Newsbiscuit in a submission may inevitably lead to copycat parody postings stretching an already tenuous humour thread quite literally to breaking point. The original posting is now the subject of an official Ofcomedy investigation.
Immunis has issued an apology to the press:
"I'd like to apologise to Newsbiscuit and everyone who has given me stars, but, as of today, I will no longer be on Newsbiscuit. My life has gone out of control and I no longer deserve my place on the site, so I am therefore leaving. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me."