White House Morons Tout Satirical Piece Shedding Proposed Budget – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

by durrati – Think Progress: “This week, the White House began sending out an official email newsletter, “Your 1600 Daily,” to promote video clips of the president, pertinent news articles or endorsements, and other items of note happening that day. On Friday, there was an odd inclusion at the bottom, where normally one can find friendly headlines from Fox News, Breitbart, or other conservative outlets that have become media safe harbors for the administration. One of the two featured articles was a parody piece titled “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why,” written by Alexandra Petri, who writes satirical pieces for the Washington Post’s lighthearted ComPost blog.” And what did the very witty Ms. Petri write that the editors of (Not)Your 1600 Daily mistook for glowing endorsement? “Some people are complaining that the budget proffered by the Trump administration, despite its wonderful macho-sounding name, is too...

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Boston Globe Goes #NeverTrump On Its Front Page, You Have To See This

by Oliver Willis – The Boston Globe published a satirical front page on Sunday, April 10, showing just how insane the news could get if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. The page is part of an effort by the paper’s editorial department to get Republicans to break out of their stupor and to stop Trump on his path to the nomination. It is every much the nightmare scenario it sounds like: The banner headline on the fake page, dated a year from Sunday, reads: “Deportations to begin, President Trump calls for tripling of ICE force; riots continue.” The page includes full, realistic articles about Trump’s actions as president. The main story includes mentions of an Attorney General Chris Christie, and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly tweeting from a bar because she’s been placed on a White House black list.  Other stories on the fake front page include “U.S....

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GOP’s ‘War on Christians’ Gives Way to New ‘War on Chickens’

“From the Desk of NickiLeaks” “It was early in the day for the NickiLeaks newsroom, in other words, just after lunch. “Which, for a fair amount of the hard-drinking crew, doubled as breakfast. “But there did happen to be two people there as the sun tried to struggle in through the old-style Venetian blinds. “The pair was on their first office coffee of the “morning” but decided that was no reason not to spike it as the perused the papers from across the nation. “And one thing that caught their attention – and suspicion – was shipping poutlty 6,000 miles away to be processed. “Hell, no one had even figured out why the chicken crossed the road, let alone figure out why it crossed the ocean! “And perhaps it was good that they had that to amuse themselves with as the rest of the papers seemed to be filled with the kind of made-up-outrage...

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This Republican Senator Has Too Much Sense to Run For President

“From the Desk of NickiLeaks” At first the press release that arrived in the NickiLeaks newsroom was overlooked and then it was read. Finally, it was noticed. Noticed, not that it was the first time in everyone’s memory that a Republican had issued a press concerning their presidential intentions – far from that. Folks in the newsroom a long time ago had started to swear they got those on a daily basis. It was, however, the first time in everyone’s varying memories, when the assembled reporters, editors and clerks had seen a Republican announce that they had absolutely no intention of running for president and give sensible reasons why. “Well, if their reasons weren’t sensible, they would be running,” someone pointed out. “I mean, look who’s announced so far and then argue with that!” “Heads shook as there was no way to argue that! “And wouldn’t that be a refreshing change,” commented the publisher who had...

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For a Change, Police Appear to Have Shot an Armed Black Youth

“From the Desk of NickiLeaks” In a shocking turn of surrounding the recent spate of racially based shooting occurring across American cities, the folks at the NickiLeaks newsroom discovered a shooting where an armed young black man was killed by police. Chief Wally Triggerhappy of the town of the town of Guilt, beamed as he addressed reporters. “Unlike the town of small towns of Middle America and the streets of big cities like New York where African-American youths have been choked and killed by overzealous members of the law enforcement community, our Guilty policemen and women have revived the time-honored American tradition of shooting young black men who are actually carrying guns,” he told the reporters proudly. “We are a town where the normal citizen . . . ” “Do we still have normal folks in this country?” one reporter asked his colleague who just shook his head slightly...

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An Ode to Arianna

“From the Desk of NickiLeaks”   Huff, The Magic’s Draggin’   Huff, the magic’s draggin‘ The posting sure ain’t free The moderators are often pissed Not the way they’re meant to be Little Ari’s newspaper Has gotten kind of rough And wandered off from helpful tales To sideboob and other fluff Oh, Huff the magic’s draggin‘ As anyone can see You’ve taken cash to Switzerland And set lots of evil free Oh, Huff the magic’s draggin‘ As anyone can see You’ve taken cash to Switzerland And set lots of evil free With AOL in shambles They had a Facebook sale Where computers kept a lookout On our comments and email Trolly things for instance Were unleashed by that Greek dame Biased news and censorship Had paved her way to fame Oh, Huff the magic’s draggin‘ As anyone can see You’ve taken cash to Switzerland And set lots of evil free...

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Out-of-context joke sparks Twitter campaign to cancel Colbert

By Laura Clawson Daily Kos A Thursday tweet from @ColbertReport showed the dangers of taking satire out of context and having the Twitter feed for a television show not actually run by anyone associated with the show. As a result, #CancelColbert ended up trending on Twitter. On Wednesday night, discussing Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder’s foundation to “help” Native Americans even as he refuses to change his team’s offensive name, Colbert said: “Folks, this move by Dan Snyder inspires me, because my show has frequently come under attack for having a so-called offensive mascot. My beloved character Ching-Chong Ding-Dong . . . the point is, offensive or not — not — Ching-Chong is part of the unique heritage of the Colbert Nation that cannot change. But I’m willing to show the Asian community that I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitive to Orientals or Whatever.” Guess...

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