The “Satirical News” Sites Need to StopPosted: June 15, 2015 | Author: ThomasPowell | Filed under: rant | Tags: news | Leave a comment »
The Onion has always been entertaining because it either operated at a very generic level or a very absurd level. While The Onion could be mistaken for real news, it was often involving a person that didn’t exist, a generic group of people, or things so absurd that no reasonable person could believe them to be real. Besides, The Onion was THE ONION.
However, now there’s a proliferation of “satirical news sites”.
The latest in the absurdity is Newslo, which is:
JUST ENOUGH NEWS… Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web. Readers come to us for a unique brand of entertainment and information that is enhanced by features like our fact-button, which allows readers to find what is fact and what is satire.
I’m trying out “SatiricAlert” to help me filter out this crap that has proliferated way too much to be entertaining anymore.