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Thursday, October 6, 2016

This Week In Review #53

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?

#1: U.S. Considers Raising National Alert Level over Clown Threat

Due to the increase of ‘creepy clown threats’ across the United States over the past few weeks, the United States Government has allegedly begun meetings regarding dealing with this threat on a national level. While local authorities have been left to deal with incidents...our sources claim that the Federal government is “prepared to give aid to combat this threat”.

#2: Man Mistakenly Walks Into VP Debate Instead of Fart Contest, Doesn’t Notice For 30 Minutes

Farmville, VA local, Edward Bernstain, somehow managed to spend a half hour at the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University, completely by mistake. Expecting to show up to the Farmville “Fartville 94th Annual Farting and Belching Contest,” which was being held the same night, he was shocked to learn that he was at the wrong address.

#3: Town rallies to kick out mayor after awful Facebook memes

Mayor Charles Wasko's page is filled with dirty and derogatory posts, one in which he calls for the lynching of President Barack Obama. His posts have become so inflammatory, with such a wide reach, the town in which he holds the entitled position of mayor, West York in Pennsylvania, now wants him out.

#4: Donald Trump, Paula White Pray For Hedge Of Protection Along Southern US Border

In a brief campaign stop designed to demonstrate his tough immigration policies and let would-be border-crossers know that he means business, Donald Trump teamed up with his spiritual advisor Paula White Wednesday to pray for a hedge of protection along the southern border of Arizona.

#5: Clinton Delivers Stump Speech In Moscow Warehouse In Effort To Appeal To Russian Hackers

Emphasizing that she understood their concerns and was committed to addressing them as president, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned stump speech in an unmarked warehouse on the outskirts of Moscow Friday in an effort to appeal to Russian hackers.