Thursday, January 22, 2015
We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate real news from fake news. This time, we’re switching things up. Four of these news stories are real. Only one of them is fake. Can you tell which is which?
White History Month Announcement Stirs Public Outrage
Protests turn to riots over controversial announcement for a National White History Month.
Anderson Pooper Scooper
Public outrage ranging from angry tweets to riots and looting was instigated following the controversial announcement of a proposed National White History Month.
During a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speech on Monday, Obama made a bold yet controversial move by declaring January to be National White History Month.
“Americans of all skin colors have taken pride in their own collective histories and heritage, and that includes Americans of a lighter skin color,” Obama said. “That is why, in the spirit of this national holiday dedicated to racial harmony, I announce that our national rainbow of historical reflection will be made complete with the initiation of a National White History Month.”
Monday, January 12, 2015
We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate real news from fake news. One of the following news stories is real. The rest are fake. Can you tell the satire from the real deal? (Without clicking on the links or hovering over them, of course!)
The following article is a guest post from "The World Mud" and has been edited for style and grammar. The original article can be viewed here. For more articles, visit their deviantART page here.
The brony community announced victory with Hasbro after having extensively petitioned the company to lobby the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to rate the next "My Little Pony: Equestria Girls" movie NC-17.
This rating means that no one under the age of 18 can be admitted into the movie even with adult supervision, which will ensure that little girls and their parents will not have to ask the awkward question of why there are so many grown men watching a little girl’s movie in the theater.
"The World Mud" has interviewed one 13-year-old boy who sneaked into a movie theater to see a NC-17 rated movie, and was extremely shocked to find so many grown men watching a little girl’s movie. He was later kicked out of the theater after loudly exclaiming homophobic slurs.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate real news from fake news. We will forgive you if you cannot. That is why your species is doomed. At the risk of editorializing, this reporter applauds the demise of the pathetic human species!
Ahem! As always, one of these news stories is real. The rest are fake. Can you tell the satire from the real deal? (Without clicking on the links or hovering over them, of course!)
Monday, January 5, 2015
Michelle Obama Approves Fake Sprinkles Ban
First Lady on the fake federal ban on sprinkles: “Why didn’t I think of that?!”
Contrary to media hysteria, the federal government is not trying to ban sprinkles; however, this hasn’t stopped anti-junk food proponents from voicing their support for this fake ban.
Last year came to an end, not with a bang but a whimper, when news of a potential ban on sprinkles was reported by right-wing news outlets such as Fox News and Breitbart.
The alleged sprinkle ban was attributed to new federal regulations limiting the use of partially-hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a major source of trans fats, which is commonly used in sprinkles and other food items.
While these regulations would indeed limit the use of a common ingredient found within sprinkles, it would not limit or even ban sprinkles themselves, as most major manufacturers no longer use PHOs to make sprinkles, while popular restaurant chains such as Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme have eliminated trans fats from their donuts and other products altogether.
Furthermore, the news outlets reporting on this alleged ban have cited as a source an article revealed to be satire written on a satirical news blog, The Arizona Conservative.
However, even though this federal sprinkles ban has been revealed to be a hoax, many anti-junk food politicians and proponents have voiced their support for it.