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1
Fake News
  • Rob Bennett, Greg Gustafson, and Steve Paul

2
Weekend Update
  • Beginning in 1975 with Chevy Chase, Weekend
    Update quickly became a favorite skit among all
    of Saturday Night Lives infamous sketches.
  • Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.
  • -Chevy Chase

3
Weekend Update
  • Focusing on satirical commentary of actual
    events, Weekend update also features complete
    fabrication.
  • See Tina Fey in Weekend Update

4
The Daily Show
  • First aired on July 22nd, 1996 by Craig Kilborn,
    who was later replaced by current host and
    anchorman Jon Stewart
  • The Daily Show exists as a news parody program,
    and has gained a reputation as one of the
    sharpest political commentaries on television

5
The Daily Show
  • Winner of 9 Emmys, 9 other wins, and 23
    nominations
  • Focuses on humorous retellings of actual current
    events
  • Though intentionally unreliable as a news source,
    many young Americans admit to gaining the
    majority of their current events news from The
    Daily Show.
  • click to see video clips of The Daily Show

6
The Colbert Report
  • Starring Stephen Colbert, existing as a political
    satire
  • A spin-off of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
    parodies personality driven political pundit
    programs like The OReilly Factor
  • Notorious for its truthiness and
    faux-conservative tinge

7
The Onion
  • Weekly published parody newspaper
  • Satirizes current events which are both real and
    made up.
  • Formed in 1988 in Madison, WI. Gained popularity
    with its website in 1996. Started to break into
    the mainstream in 2000.
  • Has A.V. section which covers the arts and
    entertainments truthfully, but humorously.
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