Real or Satire?

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canservativetribune.com -

Someone submitted “canservativetribune.com.” Unfortunately, there’s no such site. But there should be. It would be the perfect snark-site for Conservative Tribune, which we have already talked about. (Seriously, someone should get on that.)



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: “Sono cose che succedono.”…



politicot.com -

politicot.com and newslo.com are the reason why God invented Ad-Blockers . . . But is the site real or satire? Wade through the ads with us and let's find out!



waterfordwhispersnews.com -

This is another of those sites that you wouldn’t have any idea it was fake unless you clicked on the “Disclaimer” link up in the header. Per their disclaimer: With fun stories about the Pope commissioning J.K. Rowling to rewrite the Bible and NASA just assuming we already knew about aliens, you can see how WWNews gets its rep as…



conservativeoutfitters.com -

We actually commend Conservative Outfitters on their schtict. They sell clothes (and other things like coffee mugs, ‘museum quality’ artwork) on a nicely designed website that tries to draw a weak connection to a well established clothing store (Urban Outfitters) — all with conservative slogans, mantras, quotes, etc — while redistributing news from other Conservative outlets. Enrage the audience. Then…



ironenews.com -

From Iron E-News‘ logo-title: Satire News. Liberal with Humor. Conservative with Truth.



techtimes.com -

From their website: Tech Times covers news on technological innovation and how business and technology intersects, influences and impacts different markets and industries to bring about cultural transformation in our lives, and how that is relevant in our increasingly interconnected world. There may be some funny joke-posts, especially on April 1st, but aside from that, the articles here are true.…



thepcmdgazette.com -

Well . . . the good thing about the PCMD Gazette is that they separate the satire from everything else. But their actual news is more like Fox News — colored. For instance, their “Affordable Care Act could cut the number of full-time workers in the U.S. by more than 2 million” article is based off an IMO flawed CBO…



theonion.com -

The Onion is one of the only satire website on the internet that does satire really well. If you didn’t realize that an Onion article was satire, you probably weren’t properly reading (and subsequently laughing).



cartelpress.com -

For us, cartelpress.com resolves to www.huzlers.com, which we’ve previousy covered as “satire” (read: fake). In all likelihood, cartelpress.com, with its similar design, is similarly fake, set up simply to lure social media users into clicking on them and generating ad revenue. You can read more about Huzlers.com at this Fusion story from 2015. Remember: Huzler described themselves as “the most…



Slate.com -

Slate Magazine is an online current affairs and culture magazine. Inititally created in 1996 under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN, it is now managed by The Slate Group, an online publishing entity created by Graham Holdings Company to develop and manage web-only magazines. The article presented to us was: Abolish the Week! It’s unnatural. It’s unnecessary. Why…



huzlers.com -

Fake news poorly written. Your face would likely implode from the horrible grammar long before you get around to accidentally mistaking any of these articles as legit and sharing them. And maybe that’s the point? From their About Us disclaimer in the footer of their homepage: Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its…



nbc-news.net -

We almost feel bad reviewing nbc-news.net. Undoubtedly, seasoned RoS visitors wouldn't fall for the site's cheap tactics. Putting this here kinda feels like we're insulting our readership. But . . . someone submitted it, so we're obliged to review it.



freewoodpost.com -

From their Disclaimer page: Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. From their Twitter profile: News That’s Almost Reliable



procrastimes.com -

Remember when we discussed eBuzzd? Let me refresh your memory: Plus the photo used [of singer Phil Collins with an arm-sling] on eBuzzd for this story is likely the worst photochop job ever. For real. Well . . . we have another eBuzzd sit-chee-a-shun with Procrastimes. The main article that’s been submitted (several times, I might add): “Teens Gather In…



thedailymeal.com -

According to their About Page, the The Daily Meal was founded by a former CEO of Forbes.com, Jim Spanfeller. The site covers culinary topics with their articles, videos, and special reports. Not sure why anyone would think a recipe for Spicy Vegetarian Chili Recipe would be satirical. I don’t think The Daily Meal is being ironic when they call it…



educate-yourself.org -

From Rational Wiki: Educate-yourself (“The Freedom of Knowledge, The Power of Thought ©”) is a green ink website of alternative medicine, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, UFOs, Sylphs, and every other form of crankery under the sun. Think of it as the Californian equivalent of whale.to. The editor is Ken Adachi. “Green Ink” is a British term, meaning, the letter from a…



madworldnews.com -

UPDATE 01/31/2017: Categorizing madworldnews.com as “Real” never felt quite right with us. At the time of the initial review, we had a binary grading system: either a site was real, or it was satire. Mad World News didn’t quite sit comfortably in that either-or system. Where do we place highly opinionated commentary sites that commented on real news? But now…



bitelabs.org -

Although not a news site, I figured I’d go ahead and throw our hat in the ring about Bitelabs.org. How many of you saw the movie “Antiviral”? The premise is this: In a dystopian, celebrity-obsessed near-future, Syd March is employed by the Lucas Clinic, a company which purchases viruses and other pathogens from celebrities who fall ill, in order to…



thefreethoughtproject.com -

On first glance, most of the headlines used over at The Free Thought Project seem designed to incite a certain emotion, mostly indignant anger — which is reason enough to give us pause on TFTP. We're not sure how to categorize this site, just yet. The issues they write about are complex, but real. We just have this nagging feeling that there's something else going on. Bias? Probably.



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