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Category: Satire

betootaadvocate.com

Betoota is a small town in Diamantina Shire, in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia. Betoota Advocate, however, still has some Lorem Ipsum text on it. I’m assuming it’s not real. Now whether it’s pure gossip or satire is a question for another day. Since we don’t have bullshit category, we’re gonna mark this one “satire.”

delightfulknowledge.com

Delightful Knowledge is only moderately delightful. A couple of their articles, namely, the article “NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 6 Days of Total Darkness in December 2014!,” cite Huzler.com as a source. Huzler.com has the following disclaimer in their footers: “Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.”…

buzzfeed.com

BuzzFeed is an Internet news media company that specializes in a wide variety of topics like politics, DIY, animals, humor, and business. While it’s had its fair share of scandal — notably with plagiarism — and they have a pretty extensive humor section that includes some heavy satire. Unlike other sites, they do mark all humor as such. While they…

rilenews.com

This one is easy. Every story has a link to their ABOUT page: RILENEWS FAQ Are your stories real? Yes. If you believe fake news stories.

bigamericannews.com

So this was the story that came to us for Big American News was — Dead Ebola Patients Are Rising From The Dead — with this for the accompanying photo — — which is from this mercifully short-lived 2008 TV show: So . . . it’s safe to safe this is satire. But, in case you want more proof, this…

modernwomandigest.com

There was no article presented to us for Modern Woman Magazine, so let’s pick 3 random site items before we give our verdict: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA TEACHER SUSPENDED AFTER SHOCKING SEX ED DEMONSTRATION This was first posted by InfoWars.com, a known satire/fake-news site. You won’t find any coverage on this item on credible news sources; instead, you’ll find a bunch of…

politicalears.com

The article submitted to us from PoliticalEars.com was this one: THREE OF FIVE DETAINEES SWAPPED ARE NOW ISIS LEADERS However, it’s basically a copy of this report from our good friends at National Report: Terrorist Exchanged For Bowe Bergdahl Now Top ISIS Commander Political Ears hadn’t noted its sources — likely because someone had already called them out on sourcing…

beehivebugle.com

The Beehive Bugle’s About Us page should tell it all: Beehive Bugle is a Utah-focused, faith-based initiative, delivering internet-based speculative law and gospel reports since 1897. In our current, corporeal [emphasis theirs, but telling] incarnation, we give you the news you need to know when you need to know it. Then it has this sentence, which is basically a paraphrased…

objectiveministries.org

ObjectiveMinistries.org once had an article about kangaroos existing in the Middle East. It’s satire; in particular, Poe’s Law. They even go on a tirade against another parody/satire site, Landover Baptist Church. This site hasn’t been updated in awhile.

liberallogic101.com

LiberalLogic101.com is Satire, using humor to counter left-wing talking points, such as this one: Undoubtedly these “liberal talking points” are taken out of context, which is a common conceit on both sides; otherwise, it wouldn’t be funny.

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