Real or Satire?

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ourlandofthefree.com -

Fortunately, you don't need to look far to see the intent of ourlandofthefree.com -- it's in their footer, complete with their own Satire rating, just in case.



tezhazirlamaevi.com -

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)…



thephoenix.ie -

Ireland’s The Phoenix fashions itself like Britain’s Private Eye — investigative journalism, current affairs, and satire. The Phoenix’s satire is the kind of satire that you know is satire, straight away. Plus, it’s sectioned off. So if you see that someone sourced the “Craic and Codology” section of The Phoenix, you have our permission to give the him a toe…



TMZHipHop.com -

Truthfully, “satire” is giving TMZ Hip Hop too much credit. Shocking news articles do not satire make! TMZHipHop banks on the familiarity and popularity of TMZ and Worldstar Hip Hop, likely in the hopes that adding the two together would make us doubly believe them. They can certainly be entertaining. But real . . . ? They posted an article…



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…



breakingnews247.net -

breakingnews247.net is another in a long list of prank sites (aka Lazy ClickBait). The site is upfront about what it is ("Prank your friends now!") but if you're not paying attention, you could get caught-out!



forwardprogressives.com -

Forward Progressives is a political website, and while, just like any news website, the truthiness factor is in the eye of the beholder, this website is real. But any time a site has this in their About Us statement, “Our team of writers posts original content intended to strike up conversation and make you think,” you have every right to…



thepeoplesview.net -

Heavy Caveat: We’re loathed to consider thepeoplesview.net (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…



theuspatriot.com -

NBC Claims All Americans Will Be Implanted With Microchips For Obamacare Wrong. theuspatriot.com is full of anti-Obama, anti-progress, anti-Left, anti-Democrat non-news, that either they are being satirical, or they are just being assholes who are pushing wholly incorrect — and already disproved — information. But we’re nice over here at Real or Satire, so we’ll err on the side of…



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…



worldnewsdailyreport.com -

If you wish to believe that Apple Annouces[sic] Release of Paranormal Communication Application or that a New Gandhi Movie Shocks India, then World News Daily Report is the site for you. But kindly leave our boots well and dry, thank you very much. World News Daily Report follows the old-school Tabloid-styled faux-journalism of its predecessors, such as the Weekly World…



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!



800whistleblower.com -

As of this writing, 800whistleblower.com has this image on the landing page: — which asks you to visit www.Wistleblower411.com. Click THAT link fires off a series of 2 or 3 redirects in rapid succession, before landing on a page asking you to disable search tracking. We want to mark them as ClickBait — and likely dangerous for your computer’s well-being…



witscience.org -

There is no Wyoming Institute of Technology. Period. There is, however, a much shadier WyoTech, formerly known as Wyoming Technical Institute, which is a for-profit college system founded in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1966. But that is neither here nor there. The image on witscience.org’s About page — — is the same image on www.southdreamz.com page (a self-noted Entertainment blog) —…



countercurrentnews.com -

Counter Current News is a fringe news source. They’ve reported on the murder of an Anonymous hacktivist Abu Shehadeh and even on the Banksy arrest hoax. The one post they have marked “satire” is actually a real article about a group of Muslims making a satirical spoof video on ISIS. While some of the stories might seem like humor, (e.g.,…



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?



16inchcity.com -

Our favorite article: Study Concludes “Exaggerated Sigh” Effective In Expediting Long Lines. Would that it were so simple!



tatersgonnatate.com -

A lot of people seem to like to point to Taters Gonna Tate as a viable news source. We hope they're joking, because the site is.



thatoregonlife.com -

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.…



burdekinherald.com -

From their About page: The Burdekin Herald is your first stop for news from the Burdekin and other lesser places. [. . .] The contents of this site are entirely fictional and are meant as a parody.



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