AmericanNews.com is a Satire or FAKE news website
September 6, 2014 2:07 pm
AmericanNews.com is one of the many new satire or FAKE news sites currently on the internet. Their mission is to make the Tea Party and conservatives look bad by sharing their fake news stories. In essence, this site is like the Onion, just not funny.
What this and sites like it do is take video clips or facts from a real story and make up the rest. This does 2 things:
- Gets people angry because they believe the story
- Aids in discrediting alternative media
Other fake news sites are:
- The Daily Currant
- You can view other fake news sites at About.com
For those looking for more information here are a couple of examples (No, I am not linking them):
- Headline: “Top Marine General Now Risking His Career To Take Down Obama”
The video associated with this story only shows the General criticizing Obama’s policies
- Headline: “Black Man Brutally Beats Up Woman In Front Of Her Child… For Being White”
- First, this was a woman who beat up the white women.
- Second it was not because she was white. It was because she thought the white woman had been spreading rumors about here. Click here for the original story.
- Headline: “Just When You Thought You’ve Heard The Worst The ISIS Is Doing, This Information Leaked” with the following picture
The real story is much different. Here is the real video below where the girl in the picture is reciting the Quran.
These are just 3 examples from their site. You can go through each one and you will see the same things, bits of truth, outrageous headlines, but always FAKE news.