Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fake News International announces nominees for The Fakies/Fake News Awards.

by Jack O'Lanterni, President
Fake News International
Fake News International has announced the nominees for the 2017 Fakies. 2016 was undoubtedly one of the greatest years in the history of Fake News. Never before has so much fake news affected so many people in so many ways.
From predictions about the election in the United States to a disheartening story about Santa, there’ve been lots of great accomplishments in the world of fake news. Many will be recognized on April 1st in Macedonia when Fake News International presents the Fakies for 2016.
The list of nominees has not yet been finalized. Some categories have several nominees. Others have only one. If you'd like to suggest a nominee, leave a comment. Here is the current list of nominees for The 2016 Fakies.
Satire Website of the Year
Although it would have been great to nominate all the terrific websites that have been cranking out great satire, we had to narrow it down. These Fakie nominees have been dishing it out very nicely.
The Onion
Daily Currant
World News Daily Report
The Valley Report
Fake Political Storyline of the Year
Hillary Clinton would win the election and become President.
Trump voters were nothing but ignorant racist homophobes.

The election was rigged.
Real News Organization of the Year with the most Fake News
Washington Post
New York Times
Fox News
Dishonorable Mentions: Buzzfeed and Huffington Post
Fake Journalist of the Year
Donna Brazile, CNN’s part-timer, for giving Hillary Clinton the debate questions ahead of time.
Martha Raddatz of ABC News, who could not hold back the tears as Hillary Clinton lost the election.
Anderson Cooper for pretending to be objective while “moderating” one of the debates.
Dishonorable Mentions for Fake Hate Crime of the Year
Yasmin Seweid claimed she was verbally attacked three men on a train. She later acknowledged that she made up her story.
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette student claimed that she was accosted by two white men who shouted racial slurs at her and ripped her headscarf off her head. She has admitted to the Lafayette Police Department that she was lying.
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. was vandalized with graffiti reading “Vote Trump.” The church was then nearly destroyed in a fire. The perpetrator was Andrew McClinton, a black man who was a member of the church.
Funniest Bodily Function Headline of the Year
There’s almost nothing funnier than a good story about bodily functions going wrong.
"Woman arrested for defecating on boss’ desk after winning the lottery" Dave Weasel, The Valley Report
"Cinnamon Roll Can Explodes Inside Man’s Butt During Shoplifting Incident" That Viral Feed
"Florida man dies in meth-lab explosion after lighting farts on fire" Dave Weasel, The Valley Report
P.T. Barnum Award for Fake News Producer of the Year
Paul Horner, whose stories on Facebook and elsewhere reputedly helped to get Donald Trump elected.
Dave Weasel of The Valley Report
Balloon Boy Hoax of the Year Award
Before Christmas, the story of a Santa in Knoxille who claimed that a sick boy in a hospital died in his arms went viral. After the story got popular, the original publisher, The Knoxville Sun, acknowledged that none of the story could be verified. Naughty Santa!

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