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News Literacy Guide: Satire and Parody

The Satire Pundit

In 2005 Stephen Colbert premiered his show The Colbert Report and his character: a parody of conservative news pundits. In his first episode, he coined the term "truthiness," a concept that heavily plays in the spread of misinformation.

Satire News Websites

These websites are all satire. The headlines and stories are made-up and intended for comedy.

Fake News in the News