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.



duhprogressive.com -

DuhProgressive is one of the flurry of sites that came to us about 2 years too late. The site was admittedly satirical, but has since “admitted defeat.” Their site is still up, with articles intact, but they are no longer producing new content. From their Mission Statement: [. . .] Duh Progressive is also here to do is prove that…



dailybuzzlive.com -

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;…



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…



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…



derfmagazine.com -

Based out of Cincinnati, Derf’s website is too colorful to be taken seriously. “Maybe they figure that colorful news sites will grab your attention better?” Eh, fair enough. From their About page: DERF Magazine.com is the premier provider of humor and satire content in Cincinnati. Derf is dedicated to making fun of everything!



bizstandardnews.com -

Any site whose abbreviation is, basically, BS News should be immediately suspect; however, we don't really need to second-guess their intent.



liberaldarkness.com -

www.liberaldarkness.com is satire by their own admission. Well . . . only if by “admission,” we actually mean, “take a look at the site’s logo". Read on for more:



newsbiscuit.com -

With their site’s tagline being “News Written By You,” it should be fairly obvious. But if that doesn’t tip you off, and you find headlines such as “Hogwarts becomes second free school closed in a week”, then take a look at their FAQ page: NewsBiscuit was launched in September 2006, with a view to increasing the amount of British satire…



facebook.com -

Yes, someone submitted Facebook to RorS. And I wonder if this is more of an existential question: “Is Facebook real? Are we real? Is any of this real??” I don’t have the Ph.D.s required to answer that question for you. And while getting rich from a patchwork pastiche of previous ideas might seem farcical, we can assure you that Facebook…



mzansidaily.co.za -

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…



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…



objectiveministries.org -

ObjectiveMinistries.org once had an article about kangaroos existing in the Middle East. It’s satire; in particular, Poe’s Law. They even go on a tirade against another parody/satire site, Landover Baptist Church. This site hasn’t been updated in awhile.



nationalreview.com -

By their own admission, the National Review is a right-leaning site/magazine known for “up-to-the-minute conservative commentary on politics, news, and culture.” Author William F. Buckley Jr. Buckley founded the magazine in the early 50s and, himself, was known for several controversies: He co-authored a book defending McCarthyism and referred to HIV/AIDS as a “gay curse,” calling for immediate sterilization of…



abefinklestein.com -

From their About Page: "Abe Finklestein is a Bonafide Sports Humour Website created by South Carolina native Beefy “funny” Barnes a South Carolina import and thugged out nerd who now resides in Phila’s University City." Some of it gave me a good chuckle a couple times.



hangthebankers.com -

The article sent to us for Hang the Bankers was this one: “US launches cyber attack on Russia’s power grid, telco networks and Kremlin command systems.” In the article, they claim that Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: “If no official reaction from the American administration follows, it would mean state cyberterrorism exists in the US. If the threats…



ruckusbucket.com -

Remember when Perez Hilton would jack other photographers’ and Paparazzi’s photos and then hand draw dicks and asinine comments on them? Imagine that, but without the dicks. The jury’s out on Ruckus Bucket — they are basically just a Tumblr page with no About page or TOS that I, in passing, could find. It seems to be just a repository…



babylonbee.com -

The Babylon Bee wears its satire on its sleeve, making no attempt to hide its satirical intentions. The site is refreshingly funny, as well, and comes recommended to those who are not easily offended.



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…



worldnewspolitics.com -

The story from worldnewspolitics.com submitted to us was this one: Queen Elizabeth Makes Heartbreaking Announcement About Royal Family’s Future Now defunct fake-news Brit sites, 1ndependent and Da1lyMail (see the naming convention trend?) originally posted this same story last year, claiming that the Queen would not only retire, but skip over Prince Charles in favor of Prince William to be King.…



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