Satirical News Stories
Beginning in 2014, I started self-publishing fake, satirical news stories. At first, it was just my flagship and original site, The Political Garbage Chute, but by the time I closed them all down, I was running another four fake news sites. Through my work on those sites, I was able to briefly have a relationship with The Huffington Post via their blogger program, which led to one of the first times my fake news went viral and hit mainstream news aggregators as if it were true. Over the course of time, I was fact-checked numerous times after one of my stories went viral. You can find the fact-checks of my work at Snopes and elsewhere.
One of the most viral pieces of content I ever produced was a piece titled, “Elon Musk Offers to Buy and Delete Facebook.” It’s an article that’s gone viral so many times, it’s been fact checked many times, even years after it was written.
While initially there was quite a bit of success with the sites, the truth is that the social media landscape changed so drastically over the years that, eventually, it made sense to shut the sites down, and bring all their content here, to my only remaining website. I can’t say for certain if I’ll ever go back to writing fake news articles again, but if I do, they’ll end up here.
In the meantime, I’ve archived all of my sites’ content, which can be accessed via the links below, or in the menu at the top of the page.