Real or Satire?

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thehardtimes.net -

thehardtimes.net is, thankfully, forthcoming about their satirical nature. From their About page: The Hard Times is a very real punk news site that you should not question. Just absorb the information as truth and move on. The historic satire site was founded in December 1982 at 171A studios while the founding members were eating broken glass with The Bad Brains.…



empirenews.net -

From their About page: Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. All contributors are responsible for the content of their own material in respect to (but not limited to) copyright, libel…



trueactivist.com -

True Activist is another tough one to categorize, using our binary system. It’s not satire, but it’s not exactly real news, in the sense that you and I think of news. It’s a repository of blogs and stories that fit its philosophical views. Same as Real Farmacy. Their process seems to be: Find an article that fits our view; Reshare…



politicalgarbagechute.com -

Televangelist and all-around huckster Pat Robinson has said many silly, stupid, hateful, and downright harmful things. But politicalgarbagechute.com's article on him is satire. Read onward!



theepochtimes.com -

The Epoch Times is both real and really interesting to read. Originally, it was directed towards Chinese readers living abroad, countering through its own reporting and opinion pieces what it considers to be CCP propaganda. There is some concern that their primarily negative stance towards the CCP colors their work too much, but considering the closed nature of China’s microcosm,…



antinews.in -

antinews.in relies on ClickBait bordering on fake news, often sourced from other disreputable sites, like Your News Wire.



snopes.com -

We honestly surprised it took nearly three years to get a Snopes submission. Are they real? Fake? Biased? Read on for our verdict!



hangthebankers.com -

The article sent to us for Hang the Bankers was this one: “US launches cyber attack on Russia’s power grid, telco networks and Kremlin command systems.” In the article, they claim that Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: “If no official reaction from the American administration follows, it would mean state cyberterrorism exists in the US. If the threats…



hamptonroads.com -

From their ABOUT US page: PilotOnline.com and HamptonRoads.com are Web sites produced by The Virginian-Pilot, which is owned by Landmark Media Enterprises L.L.C., based in Norfolk, Va. The Web sites serve the greater Hampton Roads metro area, stretching from Williamsburg to the north, Virginia Beach to the east, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the south. As far…



mobile.wnd.com -

WARNING: WorldNetDaily (WND) is an American web site that publishes political content from the perspective of U.S. conservatives and the political right. So expect heavy coloring. They are likely the source of many ultra-Right folks’ conservative conspiracies, e.g., Obama’s birth certificate non-issue. But we wouldn’t call WND ‘conserva-nutjobs’ or anything of the sort. WND has a lot of personal commentary…



gomerblog.com -

So you found a new medical site — that’s great! But . . . should you follow their medical advice? Answer these three questions before you do:



nationalreport.net -

Fake. Fake. Fake. (And we really cannot stress this enough.) In the immortal words of Public Enemy: Can’t Truss It! Articles on The National Report tend to be a tad more . . . subtle. This ‘gentle’ form of satire parodies real news in a way that seems almost designed with the specific goal of tricking its readers. More to…



outfoxednews.blogspot.com -

The article submitted to us for Outfoxednews was this one — The Senate will vote to decide if climate change is real — which has all the makings of a satirical jab at Congressional incompetence and self-importance. I mean . . . voting whether or not something exists doesn’t have any impact on that thing’s actual existence, right? Alas, Congress…



ebuzzd.com -

I was contemplating marking eBuzzd as both real and satire, seeing as they have a couple items on their site that are kinda sorta true; however, any truth on their site is likely happenstance. eBuzzd represents to me the worst sort of ‘satirical’ page. As of this writing (3-13-2014) the first three articles are all celebrity tragedies, designed solely to…



bipartisanreport.com -

With a Republican-controlled Congress and (kinda sorta) Republican President in office as of this writing, we imagine the Bipartisan Report will not be short on supply for things to outrage their readership with. Bipartisan Report is a highly biased, left-leaning liberal media source that uses strong, loaded words for their headlines for stories that can be misleading.



thelastlineofdefense.org -

Let's get straight to the point: thelastlineofdefense.org is fake news masquerading as "satire." Read on to see how we came to this conclusion.



News10Live.com -

We have no patience for sites like News10Live.com. They are merely clickbait sites that dress their articles up in cheap news-like knockoff clothing in the hopes that they can either trick its visitors into sharing the article online, or trick its detractors into thinking they are purveyors of fine satire. (Clearly it’s the former.) Maybe if their stories were even…



christwire.org -

Imagine The Colbert Report television show, without the laughing audience, the obvious wink-wink of the host, and the over-the-top comedic stylings of Comedy Central writers, and you have Christwire. Christwire highlights the excesses of American Christian conservatives through its satire. Ironically — or expectably, depending on your point of view — Christian Conservatives tend to mistake Christwire articles as true…



nahadaily.com -

Naha Daily's website is down (or no longer active). Should we still review them? Yes! Find out why, and if their site is satirical or no.



newstimesdaily.com -

Anything with “newstimesdaily.com” affixed to the URL is Clickbait/JokeLink. Anything. No . . . we really mean it: ANYTHING.



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