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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This Week In Review #47


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?

ISIS Thanks Obama For Growing Ranks


ISIS Thanks Obama For Growing Ranks

More drones have created more ISIS recruits, says ISIS leader in open letter

Tom Broken
Daily Bungle

In what may or may not be considered proof by the GOP that he's a “secret Kenyan Muslim” working to spread radical Islam, President Barack Obama received an open letter from ISIS thanking him for their growing ranks under his administration.

In his open letter to the president, head of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi cited the drone strikes under Obama’s administration, which has approved more drone strikes than any previous administration, as the cause of ISIS’s rise to power and growing ranks, which have significantly increased by 4,400 percent during Obama’s presidency.

Specifically, al-Baghdadi cited the 2012 assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son, along with the 2015 airstrike of a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 19 people including sick and dying patients, as significant atrocities that have radicalized civilians into becoming militant jihadists.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This Week In Review #46


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. Below are five news stories. Four are fake, but one is real. Can you tell what's satire and what isn’t?

Venezuela Starts Its Own Hunger Games


Venezuela Starts Its Own Hunger Games

“May the odds be ever in your favor,” the government tells its starving people.

Dan Blather
Daily Bungle

With the country driven to the brink of economic collapse by food shortages and rioting, Venezuela has decided to alleviate its food crisis by initiating its own version of the Hunger Games.

In similar fashion to the popular dystopian young adult franchise, the Venezuelan government will divide its country into 13 districts and draft two children from each district to compete in gladiatorial-style games.

The last child to remain standing in this to-the-death competition will be rewarded with a year’s supply of food for their district, while the remaining 12 districts will continue to loot and riot for their next meal.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

This Week In Review #45


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. Below are five news stories. Four are fake, but one is real. Can you tell what's satire and what isn’t?

Hillary Clinton Eats Cheeseburger On Camera


Hillary Clinton Eats Cheeseburger On Camera

Hillary tries to convince common people that she too eats common people food.

Katie Incorrect
Daily Bungle

In yet another blatantly pandering attempt to convince the American people that she’s one of them, Hillary Clinton videotaped herself eating a cheeseburger.

Earlier this week, Hillary’s campaign YouTube channel uploaded a video of the Democratic presidential frontrunner enjoying a McDonalds cheeseburger and French fries.

In an almost Andy Warhol video style, the four minute-long video consisted of Hillary slowly unwrapping her burger, dousing it with ketchup, and silently eating it bite by bite.

Aside from her introducing herself at the very beginning, the presidential candidate remained silent throughout the remainder of the video.

Though admittedly bizarre, the purpose of the video was for Clinton to prove to the American people that she eats the same type of food as they do and does so “one bite at a time.”

“I may have made more money by giving a dozen speeches to Wall Street than the average American will ever make in money in a lifetime, but I’d like to think of myself as just as down as earth as the rest of you are, and that I still enjoy the simpler things in life like McDonalds,” she explained.

However, Clinton may have missed the entire point of the video, as the burger she consumed on camera had be delivered to her from a McDonalds in France via her private jet, and she had eaten it from off of a silver platter using golden silverware and rare silk napkins and washing it down with expensive Swiss mineral water.