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Can You Tell Real News Headlines From Satire?

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  1. 1. Real news or fake news?

    "Woman Doesn't Recognize Jay-Z During Subway Ride"
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    "Woman Doesn't Recognize Jay-Z During Subway Ride"

    News.
    Satire.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Totally real.

    And she was never ever allowed back into Brooklyn ever again. The end.

  2. 2. Fake news or real news?

     "Did Obama Eat At A Racist Ice-Cream Shop?"
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    "Did Obama Eat At A Racist Ice-Cream Shop?"

    Totally satire.
    Totally news.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real news.

    Just one of the many bizarro Obama/ice-cream headlines. Other favorites include: "President Obama Weirdly Eats Ice Cream Cone With A Spoon," "President Obama's Vast Ice-Cream Conspiracy," and courtesy of those hard-nosed newshounds at USA Today, "Obama Has Some Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream"

  3. 3. Real news or fake news?

    "Romney: Instagram 'Must Be Banned'"
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    "Romney: Instagram 'Must Be Banned'"

    So satirical.
    Absolutely news-worthy.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 100% satire.

    Nothing but a goof from the folks at The Daily Currant. Everyone knows Mittens is all about Snapchat.

  4. 4. Fake news or real news?

    "New Cameras To Watch Cameras That Watch You"
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    "New Cameras To Watch Cameras That Watch You"

    Has to be real news.
    Has to be satire.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's really real.

    In other news: a nation mourns as the word "irony" officially loses all meaning.

  5. 5. Real news or fake news?

    "Experts Warn That E-Cigarettes Are Not Cool"
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    "Experts Warn That E-Cigarettes Are Not Cool"

    Can only be satire.
    Sounds real to me.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's so satire.

    Just because this one comes courtesy of the snarky satirists at The Daily Mash doesn't mean it's not entirely true.

  6. 6. Fake news or real news?

    "Environmental Ad Campaign Encourages Turning Shower Off After Showering"
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    "Environmental Ad Campaign Encourages Turning Shower Off After Showering"

    It's "news" in ironic quotation marks.
    Totally "satire" in sincere quotation marks.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's super satirical.

    So what if this one comes from The Onion? It's still a pretty good idea.

  7. 7. Real news or fake news?

    "Federal Employee Formally Reprimanded For Farting At Work"
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    "Federal Employee Formally Reprimanded For Farting At Work"

    Has to be satire.
    Absolutely real news.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It totally legit for real is real.

    And there's a detailed, five-page report about each and every incident. Someone somewhere is being endorsed for their Fart Transcribing abilities on LinkedIn.

  8. 8. Fake news or real news?

    "Canadian Snowmobiler Dies After Driving Under A Moose"
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    "Canadian Snowmobiler Dies After Driving Under A Moose"

    Sounds real to me.
    Sounds like a load of satire.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's really, really real.

    Canada, go home -- you're stereotyping yourself.

  9. 9. Real news or fake news?

    "Staten Island Teen With Mayonnaise Jar Full Of Marijuana Finds He Cannot Outrun A Horse"
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    "Staten Island Teen With Mayonnaise Jar Full Of Marijuana Finds He Cannot Outrun A Horse"

    No way that could be real.
    No way that could be satire.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This happened in the real world that you live in.

    Oddly enough, it's also the log-line for the next Harold & Kumar movie.

  10. 10. Fake news or real news?

    "Google To Start 'Real World' Target-Based Advertising"
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    "Google To Start 'Real World' Target-Based Advertising"

    Sounds real to me.
    Smells like satire.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    100% full-blown satire.

    Yet.

  11. 11. Real news or fake news?

    "One-Armed Man Arrested For Clapping"
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    "One-Armed Man Arrested For Clapping"

    It's gotta be satire.
    It's gotta be real.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's way real. What a world.

    And fined $200, to boot. Please, leave your i-dont-want-to-live-on-this-planet-anymore.jpeg reaction macros in the comments below.

  12. 12. Fake news or real news?

    "Lance Armstrong Confesses To Oprah That He Cannot Read"
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    "Lance Armstrong Confesses To Oprah That He Cannot Read"

    I'll take "Real" for 500, Alex.
    That's the fakest thing I've ever read.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's faker than fake.

    It's those rascally rapscallions at the Channel 11 News Twitter feed again, makin' jokes and japes in 140 characters or less.

  13. 13. Real news or fake news?

    "Study: Unarmed Americans More Vulnerable To Flu"
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    "Study: Unarmed Americans More Vulnerable To Flu"

    There's no way that's real.
    There's no way that's fake.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the fakest. It's Zero Fake Thirty.

    But satire site News Mutiny would have you believe otherwise. And honestly, it's kind of surprising that this argument hasn't popped up on someone's Blogspot yet.

  14. 14. Fake news or real news?

    "Man Pretending To Fall Off Bridge Actually Falls Off Bridge"
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    "Man Pretending To Fall Off Bridge Actually Falls Off Bridge"

    Sounds about right.
    I'm not buying it.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the realest of reals.

    "The 23-year-old eventually climbed to the ledge of the bridge, then looked at his friend and pretended to fall. 'He then in fact fell,' reads a press release from the Bloomington Police Department."

  15. 15. Real news or fake news?

    "American Auto Industry Saved by Sex Van Sales"
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    "American Auto Industry Saved by Sex Van Sales"

    That can't be real.
    That's too real to be fake.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That hasn't happened.

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