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Breaking News: Real, Fake or Mash-up?: Satire

A guide to determining reliability, credibility and bias in news sources

Satire:  a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.  Source:  Merriam-Webster Dictionary

These are sites about news, but while not proper news, they poke fun at the news of the day or moment. 

On Friday, March 17, 2017 the White House sent out it's daily schedule which includes links to articles it considers favorable to the administration and agenda.  That day it included a link to an article published in the Washington Post by Alexandra Petri in her column ComPost. Unfortunately, they didn't read the article or simply didn't recognize satire, but satire it was.  That is why reading beyond a headline before re-posting is so important. Just because it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it doesn't mean it is a duck!  Due diligence!