News Media: Satirical news

What is Satirical news

Satirical news (news satire) is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called satire because of its content. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan humor.

Two slightly different types of news satire exist.

  • One form uses satirical commentary and sketch comedy to comment on real-world news events, while
  • the other presents wholly fictionalized news stories.

Satirical news differs from fake news. Fake news is untrue news, presented as real news with the intent to mislead the audience (see Fake news)

 (Definition taken from Wikipedia)

Fake news vs Satirical news

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This video explains the differences between fake news and satirical news.

Satirical news websites


The Betoota Advocate

The Chaser

The Shovel

The Aussie Advocate
The Onion

The Beaverton

The Daily Mash

The Civilian

TV satirical news

Mad as Hell

Last Week Tonight

The Full Frontal

The Daily Show