Newton Emerson

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Newton Emerson is a political commentator and satirist in Northern Ireland. He describes himself as a 'liberal Unionist'.[1] He writes in two newspapers, the Daily Mirror, and The Irish News.[2] He also contributes to The Irish Times.

He first came to prominence as writer of the "Portadown News" website, similar to American publication, "The Onion". After being 'outed' by the Andersonstown News, he was forced to leave his job at a computer company,[1] but maintained the website until 2005.[3]


  1. ^ a b Henry McDonald (2001-12-30), Outed net satirist is forced to quit job, The Guardian, retrieved 2008-01-15 
  2. ^ Newton Emerson (2008-01-12), sample of Emerson's Irish News column, Irish News, retrieved 2008-01-15 [dead link]
  3. ^ Jonathan Duffy (2005-08-29), That's all jokes, BBC News, retrieved 2008-01-15