Daily Source Bias Check: The Daily Mash

The Daily Mash - Satire - Bias


These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive.  See all Satire sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Daily Mash a Satire website based on a proper disclaimer on their about page.

Detailed Report

Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180 (2020)


Founded in 2007, The Daily Mash is a British satirical website providing parodic commentary on current affairs and other news stories. The website was created by Neil Rafferty (a former political correspondent for The Sunday Times) and Paul Stokes (former business editor of The Scotsman). 

Read our profile in UK Media and Government.

Funded by / Ownership

The Daily Mash is owned by Digitalbox Publishing Limited. Revenue is derived through advertising and a shop that sells merchandise.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Daily Mash is a satire website that clearly disclaims “The Daily Mash is a satirical website which publishes spoof articles, i.e. it is all made-up and is not intended, in any way whatsoever, to be taken as factual.” A typical story reads as follows How to twist the facts so you can still think the sun shines out of Boris’s arse. From a political perspective, more stories poke fun at the right than the left.

Overall, we rate The Daily Mash a Satire website based on a proper disclaimer on their about page. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (5/7/2020)

Source: https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/

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