Real or Satire?

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There's no easy find for News Chicken. But there are clues to the site's legitamacy once you look at some of their original -- er, sorry, "original" -- stories. -

With a name like The Spoof it’s impossible for anyone to think that it’s real. But just in case, there’s always the footer, which reads: All items on this website are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental or is intended purely as a satire, parody or spoof. Please see our terms and conditions and disclaimer. -

[Update: It appears the .ie site is completely gone. The other page,, is still up and running.] Admittedly, this has gotten me a fair couple times, but it is fake. It re-directs to Wunderground Music now. Again, from their Disclaimer page: Wunderground is a fictionalized, satirical publication. Its content should in no way be interpreted as an actual record… -

Sorry, we don’t know about this one. No one here speaks the language. If you do and can provide the answer for us, with documentation to prove your assertion, please let us know. -

This is a difficult one to assess. RSN is exactly as its name suggests: reader-supported news. From their about page: Reader Supported News is a new service by the creator of Truthout, Marc Ash. [. . .] Truthout built its following among readers who wanted to better understand the most important stories of the day, but had grown tired of… -

We're assuming that is in the Indonesian language. No one here speaks it. From the homepage, however, filled with overly happy, beautiful women (some even suggestively eating a bomb-pop) we assume it's mostly ClickBait sensationalism banking on ad-revenue from click-hungry horny men. -

Mother Jones reports investigative and breaking news on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. It might be snarky and sarcastic at times, but it’s legit. From their Facebook page: Mother Jones is an award-winning nonprofit news organization that publishes in-depth investigative reporting, game-changing breaking news, and innovative coverage across politics, the environment, health, human rights, culture, and more. Their… -

Landover Baptist Church is another example of Poe’s Law, similar to Christwire. Fully immersed in the joke, you are knee-deep in muck and mire of this extremely conservative “church.” There is no sign of the site breaking character, even on their ‘Godly Terms of Service’ page, which features paragraph upon paragraph of semi-legal gobbledygook. That is until you get to… -

Business Insider has an interesting piece on how liberal or conservative other news agencies are — or, specifically, the audiences of the agency. They are often accused of leaning left; however, looking at their front page on 12-6-2016, it seems fairly balanced to us. ‘The US is totally out of these [Turkey-Syria Peace] talks, and they’re pretty angry about… -

The White Voice is not-so-thinly veiled racism dressed up as ‘true progressive-ism.’ I don’t buy it, of course, but you know . . . they have books out and stuff, so. Whatever. [Editor’s Note: This racial shitbag doesn’t deserve to be listed as ‘real.’ Yes, Joe Adams (real name, likely, Joe Hayward) is dead-serious about his nonsense, but our site… -

The New Republic is a liberal magazine that’s been around since 1914. It is legit, although colored to the Left. We have our problems with the New Republic though. Read onward: -

We actually rather enjoy Heavier Metal — and not simply because Metal has a fond place in our hearts. The satire here has plenty of the stuff other 'satire' sites lack: humor. -

Sometimes you have to dig pretty deep to get a hint as to the purpose of a "news" site. Real News Right Now is one such site. Is it real? -

TMZ World News is likely banking on the familiarity of TMZ to add credibility (which for some is part of the joke in and of itself). But on their contact us page: is the most notorious satire website in the world with the most shocking Satire News to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief. In fact,… - doesn't make it easy to tell if they're satire. No Disclaimer or About Us. And the stories seem true -- or true-enough. So are they? Read on: -

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 as a source. has the following disclaimer in their footers: “ is a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.”… -

The article submitted to us from 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… -

Mzansi Daily is South Africa’s Daily News Website. It’s hard to verify whether or not some of the stories are real, especially the ones that are specific to South Africa that isn’t internationally reported news. But they have enough actual global news (“UK Woman Caught Urinating In Busy Street“, which, damn) sprinkled about their site that makes me think that… -

“Real or Satire Clicked on and What They Discovered Will Shock and Awe You Into New Stratospheres of Amazeballsness.” This should give you some idea as to what Boredom Therapy is: clickbait bordering on emoterrorism. To their credit, they’re hardly at the emo-terror-levels of its role-model — Upworthy. But even their website tagline is consistent with the tactic: “Trending… -

A mirror-site to Not much more can be said about it. And if you’re here because of the Lorde-Grammy-Censor story: No, Lorde didn’t give a long anti-whatever speech at the Grammys. The story is listed under Snoopman’s Satire, Sarcasm, and Snoofs category.

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