Real or Satire?

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cap-news.com -

As of this writing, their top story was Rock And Roll Hall Again Denies Johnny Bravo. Which is pretty funny in and of itself. From their About page: For the best in online satire of news and current events, one needs only to turn to CAP News for a full day’s laugh in just 60 seconds. [. . .] The…



naijaurban.com -

I can’t click a link on Naijaurban without fear of being pulled into some Nigerian scam. That said, the site is likely a mix of local news (as in, Nigerian-local), entertainment news, half-news, and questionably-real-news. Take anything from this site with a grain of salt. But with articles like My Boyfriend’s Father Is Very Good In The Bedroom, See How…



butthatsnoneofmybusiness.com -

It’s clear that BTNOMB is primarily an entertainment site, filled with the sorts of “juicy” celeb stories that may or may not eventually be proven true — and by the time the gossip is proven, everyone has moved on to the next big story. But are they real? Satire? Or something worse?



conservapedia.com -

It’s hard to categorize this one. Conservapedia is a wiki-encyclopedia project with an extremely far-Right agenda/slant. Their goal is to counter the “liberal bias” of the media in general and Wikipedia specifically. So it’s hard to consider it “real news” because of it. Though it’s definitely not satire. One of the interesting editorial requirements (or requests) from Conservapedia is that…



1st2no.com -

At the time of writing (11-22-2016), 1st2no.com gives a 403 Forbidden error. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



americanewsproject.wixsite.com -

The story submitted to us for America News Project was this one: Small Indiana Town To Change Name To Avoid Clinton Reference. Their About Us page features a fair bit of cheek: As you likely well know, the National Report and Daily Currant are both satire sites. (If you did not know this, feel free to click those links and…



winkprogress.com -

Well . . . their logo is the Statue of Liberty winking at you. I imagine WinkProgress is fake. If not entirely fake, the part that caused someone to share an article on Facebook or Google Plus is certainly made-up. From their Facebook page: WinkProgress.com your source for Radical-LEFT-Wing-Comedy Conspiracy! From their About Us page: WinkProgress.com, [. . .] where…



njuz.net -

We’re really going to have to put limits on what we can do here, at RoS. We’ve mentioned before that we are an English-language site, though we can generally suss out Spanish, German, and Dutch sites. That does limit us and the sort of data we can provide; however, so long as these international sites make it easy to suss…



spreadingromney.com -

I mean . . . it’s real. He really did that shit (pun intended). You can read tonnes of stuff about this site. Definitely real.



realfarmacy.com -

Real Farmacy is difficult to categorize. They’re not satire, but they’re not exactly real, either. Or, should I say, they’re not exactly factual. Oh, they’ll post mostly-real; or real stories, but it’ll be a story that’s 10 years old (see below); or it will be a mostly-true story with misleading headlines, which isn’t something that is entirely new to anyone…



theinconsequential.com -

Not much else can be said about The Inconsequential that their very own (horribly written) About page doesn’t already cover; namely: “Never mind the quantity feel the wit.” They do, however, have a lovely dictionary (Dikipaedia) of neologisms and portmanteaux that they’ve coined and/or used in their articles.



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:



100percentfedup.com -

Read on to find out why we changed our verdict of 100Percent Fed Up from "Biased" to "ClickBait". Our reasons will shock and amaze you!



unconfirmedsources.com -

The headlines on this site are pretty obviously fake, but depending on the writer, they can sometimes read fairly credible, at first glance. At the very gutter of the page (footer, for all you net-savvy folks) you’ll find their disclaimer: Unconfirmed Sources political satire and news story parodies as represented above are written as satire or parody. They are, of…



thespoof.com -

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.



washingtontimes.com -

The Washington Times, not to be confused with The Times, has been around since the early 80s. Many consider it a right-of-center counterpoint to The Washington Post. [Editorial Note: In our haste, we referred to Washington Times as a “left-of-center” when it is, as the rest of this post states, actually considered right-of-center.] The magazine had heavy ties with Republican…



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…



facebook.com/C4MB10.0 -

Christians for Michelle Bachman is a satirical slam against both Michelle Bachman and her staunchest supporters. Its typical m.o. is to combine some right-wing talking point with spelling/grammar mistakes. While this sort of appeal to ridicule is fallacious, it does lend itself to some well-crafted comedy.



actualnews24.com -

The title of the site itself shows that it's trying too hard. The site's design, however, shows that their web designers aren't trying hard enough. But is it real? Or satire?



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…



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