List of satirical news websites
This is a list of satirical news websites which have a satirical bent, are parodies of news, which consist of fake news stories, or other humor. They are not to be confused with fake news websites, which deliberately publish hoaxes in an attempt to profit from gullible readers.[according to whom?] In two cases listed here, however, fake news websites (National Report and World News Daily Report) are simultaneously deemed satirical news websites.
News satire is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire is not to be confused with fake news that has intent to mislead. News satire is particularly popular on the web, where it is relatively easy to mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution from nearly any site. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan humor.
Note: The printed format of Private Eye was founded in 1961, which is not the same as when their website was first created.
- Geoff Keighley Business 2.0 (2003-08-28). "CNN.com - The Onion: Funny site is no joke - August 29, 2003". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2015-11-22.