Real or Satire?

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Wetindeyng is dubious at best. And this goes for its mirror-site (or whatever) It is a repository of articles, usually without commentary and definitely without fact-checking. For instance, making the rounds now (again) is an old tale about how a pretty girl seeking a rich husband got a shocking Investment banker’s reply. And here’s the Snopes article on it.… -

[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… -

According to their About Page, the The Daily Meal was founded by a former CEO of, 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… -

Heavy Caveat: We’re loathed to consider (TPV) “real,” because it’s mostly opinion, but it is a site that makes their opinions based on data they’ve culled. But it makes no attempt to hide its liberal slant. From their About page [emphasis mine]: This blog is devoted to examining issues from a liberal perspective, on factual bases and on fair… -

Man! Whoever runs are doing a bang-up job! Tons of content that on first glance appears to be unique. Accounts all over the social media spectrum, from Facebook to Youtube. Even a podcast! They are either heavily dedicated to Poe’s Law, or heavily dedicated to their beliefs. Either way, kudos to them. Within the context of their religious platform,… -

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.” -

I’m gonna keep this one short and simple, because half the time I go to, I’m hit with a ‘bad gateway 502’-error. The article that was submitted was about how a kid used Google Earth to find someone who had been trapped on a deserted island for 7 years. It’s bogus. There’s another article that talks about Apple’s $1billion-in-nickles… -

As of this writing, the first three posts you see when visiting DailyBuzzLive are: Kids Are Smoking Bed Bugs To Get High Energy Drinks Contain Ingredient Extracted From Bull Urine And Semen Man Spends 3 Days In Jail For Wearing Saggy Pants To Court Well . . . Kids are not smoking bedbugs; Red Bull does not contain bull spunk;… -

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. -

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… -

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: your source for Radical-LEFT-Wing-Comedy Conspiracy! From their About Us page:, [. . .] where… -

“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.” That Frank Hubert Dune quote immediately sprung to mind when we saw this article from stands for “Times of Everything,” whatever that means. And the fine folks at LGBTQ Nation already discussed the hoax nature on this story, as well as two other ridiculous stories. [Editor’s Note: We’ll revisit… -

The last update for Dead Brain appears to have been way back in 2009. From their Disclaimer page: Most of the people, events and corporations mentioned on this site are completely fictional [. . .] As for the rest, everything true is true, and everything false is done for the purpose of satire [. . .]. -

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UPDATE 01/31/2017: Categorizing 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… -

The A.V. Club is owned by The Onion; however, the site is not specifically satirical. They are more of an entertainment news site, though they maintain a decidedly humorous slant. They might have satire in their Comedy section, but it’s not the ‘Gotchya!’ sort of satire. Looking at three random articles: Insane Clown Posse‚Äôs FBI lawsuit thrown out; Juggalos are… -

Tez Hazirlama Evi is a Turkish site. No one here at RoS speaks Turkish. Sorry. If you do speak Turkish and would love to help us out on this one, please do! EDIT: Special thanks to site-visitor 4DEATH, who provided a bit of info on Tez Hazirlama Evi: Thiis is not a news website. It claims to write thesis (university)… -

From their ABOUT US page: and 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… -

This one is, thankfully, an easy one. The link submitted to us was this one: Portland Police arrest 35 in Black Friday vegan strip club riot From That Oregon Life’s About Us page: That Oregon Life is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized.… -

“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…

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