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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This Week In Review #24


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? (Hint: Fans of Radio Dead Air will recognize the real news story from their recent episode.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This Week In Review #23


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?

Daily Bungle News Room Disappears


Daily Bungle News Room Disappears

Newsroom disappears while intern is left holding donuts and coffee.

Tom Broken
Daily Bungle

The Daily Bungle newsroom building has vanished and is not expected to reappear until after Halloween.

In a scene that seems to have been ripped right out of a supernatural thriller, the entire building that serves as the Daily Bungle headquarters has disappeared without a trace.

The only remaining employees were those who were absent that day and one newsroom intern who had left on a coffee and donut run.

The intern, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed that he saw one of the reporters inspecting a human skull with turquoise gems within its eye sockets when he had left for his errand.

The skull had been retrieved from an abandoned Indian burial ground located in a southwest town called Night Vale, and was being studied by the reporter for an upcoming news feature on ancient Native American artifacts, the intern claimed

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This Week In Review #22


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?

Corrupt Lawyer To Provide His Own Legal Defense


Corrupt Lawyer To Provide His Own Legal Defense

Embezzling lawyer, who will be acting as his own defense, uses embezzled funds to bribe jurors and start public relations campaign against his own trial.

Kim Bei-Fong
World Mud

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.

A prominent lawyer caught embezzling money from his high-end law firm will appear in court acting as his own lawyer and providing his own legal defense.

Of the long list of lavish items which his company’s embezzled funds were spent on, the convicted lawyer, Slye M. Bau, has rented a penthouse apartment in New York and a beach house in California, financed the abortions of several mistresses and bribed them to not go public, purchased a Ferrari modified with various gold details, and deposited the remaining money into offshore bank accounts whose assets are nearly impossible to freeze.

Following the announcement of his court date, Bau has treated many of the jurors to dinner, offered one juror with high-end Cuban cigars smuggled out of Cuba, used his extensive connections within the corporate world to score another juror a promotion, and given $100,000 dollars to all other jurors.

Bau has also hired the public relations services of a well-known conspiracy theory-making political figure to suggest that this trial was a ploy for a politically-motivated disbarment of the lawyer, who was disbarred and fired for helping regular people win legal battles against big corporations.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This Week In Review #21


We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate fake news from real news. This week’s selection is going to be super easy if you’re a fan of Radio Dead Air and have watched their latest episode. Four of these headlines are real news stories ripped from Nash and Tara’s own selection. Only one is fake. Can you tell the phony from the real deals?

Sweet Tea Banned From University Of Georgia


Sweet Tea, Cotton Products Banned From University Of Georgia

University students no longer permitted to sip tea or wear cotton due to “racial connotations.”

Peter Jesting
Daily Bungle

University of Georgia (UGA) students returning to campus this semester will discover that they won’t be sipping sweet tea, wearing cotton clothing, or taking smoking breaks anytime soon.

That’s because the university has banned sweet tea, cotton and tobacco products from its campus.

Under this ban, sweet tea will no longer be served within the college cafeteria, sold within the campus store, or even be allowed to be brought and consumed on campus by students.

The ban on tobacco products prevents students from smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco, while the ban on cotton products prevents them from wearing cotton clothing. Administrators have instead recommended that students wear non-cotton based clothing such as polyester or silk.

The ban was discussed and suggested by both the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council, whom have determined that these products are loosely associated with slavery, and thus have indirect “racial connotations.”

According to their rationale, sweet tea was often consumed by wealthy slave-owning plantation owners, while cotton and tobacco were both picked by African-American slaves working in the fields.

As such, these products have been deemed “racial insensitive” and “inappropriate” by both college administrators and student representatives, whom have decided to ban them in order to maintain healthy racial and cultural relations among the student body.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

This Week In Review #20


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?

Libertarians Eat Little Children, Salon Says


Libertarians Eat Little Children, Salon Says

Salon publishes its umpteenth anti-libertarian screed this week—and it’s only Monday!

Walter Crockpot
Daily Bungle

Libertarians steal infants away in the middle of the night to consume their flesh and blood, claims a recent Salon article.

As it was another day that ended in the letter ‘y’, left-wing propaganda mill Salon published yet another anti-libertarian screed, this one making the egregious claim that political libertarians are literally “bloodsucking ghouls.”

The article, “Beware! Libertarians Are Out To Get Your Children!”, warned readers that their young children, especially infants and toddlers, were in mortal danger of being abducted by “socially-liberal and fiscally-conservative” individuals to be used for their own nefarious purposes.

Libertarians usually stole children away during the nights of their political meetings, where they would take the kidnapped children to feast on their flesh, harvest their organs to sell on the black market, and drain their blood to be made into wine and consumed by their corporate masters, the Koch Brothers.

“If you find any of these claims the least big egregious or dubious, don’t!” the opinion piece informed readers. “Political libertarians are soulless grifters whose bloodsucking economic policies prey upon the impoverished as to sustain the wealthy and affluent; therefore, the only logical conclusion to their heartless ideology is for them to literally feast upon the blood of the most vulnerable souls within society, namely our own children.”