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Category: Satire

abcnews.com.co

Fake news. Sometimes funny… but always fake. On their About page, they have the address and phone number for the Westboro Baptist Church hatemongers, which we find deliciously funny. There’s also this: Thanks to ABC News President & CEO, Dr. Paul “Un-Buzz Killington” Horner for making ABC News the greatest website in the multiverse. We need writers! Find out more…

empireherald.com

One of the ways to check if a news source is legit is to simply look at the site itself. At first glance, Empire Herald seems fairly legit — the site looks polished and well formatted. But the site’s footer is ripe with broken/non-existent links, particularly the contact us and advertise links, both of which point to a # relative…

tribuneherald.net

This one is actually easy, simply because the site itself tells us that it’s satirical. Check their Facebook About page and you’ll see — Long Description. Tribune Herald is a satirical publication. So . . . that’s that, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

cityworldnews.com

You can usually determine a site’s validity in about 5 seconds by looking at three things: disclaimers located at the footer of the front-/home-page (if you’re lucky and the site actually has one!); the number (and sometimes type) of ads on the site; images for the articles. So when we went to the article submitted for City World News (Handicapped…

thatoregonlife.com

This one is, thankfully, an easy one. The link submitted to us was this one: Portland Police arrest 35 in Black Friday vegan strip club riot From That Oregon Life’s About Us page: That Oregon Life is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized.…

thelisticles.net

Content heavily reliant on lists have been the bane of many people’s leisure-time reading since time immemorial. Well . . . maybe not that long, but we get lists all the time, from Rolling Stone to David Letterman. Billboard Magazine is practically just one big-ol’ list and BuzzFeed got its initial, ahem, buzz from their high turnover list-rate. Which is…

elelephantintheroom.blogspot.com

The Elephant in the Room is a political rant-blog that takes real events and dessiminates them with a heavy dose of sarcasm, satire, and all-around rantyness. It’s hard to label this as a “satire” site, because the events discussed really did happen: Elizabeth Lauten did call Obama’s children “classless.” Keystone WL was blocked, for now. The first line in the…

lercio.it

Lercio.it was going to be another site that we’d pass on making commentary on. But one of the first images I was presented when I visited http://www.lercio.it/ was this one: So how hard can it be? Even better than the image, though, is the quote that Lercio is able to get from our Lord and Savior: โ€œSono cose che succedono.โ€…

zaytung.com

Zaytung.com is a Turkish site. No one here speaks any Turkish. We were going to simply leave it at that* but we were able to gleen that the site is satire from their Wikipedia page**, which uses both “ironik” and “The Onion News” — two dead giveaways! But to be safe, we checked Google Translate. Machine-translation at its “finest. Original…

ClickHole.com

ClickHole is a parody site from the makers of The Onion that pokes fun at click-bait-y sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy. Needless to say, it’s satire.

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