Alternative Facts – Bias and Credibility

Alternative Facts - Satire - Not Fake NewsSATIRE

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 transparent that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive.  See all Satire sources.

  • Overall, Alternative Facts is an appropriately labeled satire site that pokes fun at conservatives and Donald Trump.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A


Founded in 2017 by James Schlarmann, Alternative Facts is a satirical website that pokes fun at Conservatives and President Trump. James Schlarmann’s bio reads, “Comedian, writer, semi-amateur burrito wrangler and platypus aficionado, James cannot and will not be pigeonholed by anyone’s expectations. Unless you want to pay him money, in which case his principles are as malleable as his “children” are “in need of food.” Winner of absolutely zero lifetime achievement awards. You should definitely not give a shit about his opinions. James’ satire is also found on: Alternative Facts, Alternative Science, The Political Garbage Chute, The Pastiche Post, Satirical Facts Hire James to create (very likely) funny content.

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Funded by / Ownership

Alternative Facts is owned by James Schlarmann and funded through the sale of merchandise, such as t-shirts.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the website proclaims to be satire at the bottom of every page, with this statement “ALL MATERIAL IS SATIRICAL IN NATURE, BILLY.” Further, their tagline reads “Your Own Reality,” and James Schlarmann openly disclaims he is a comedian that produces satire. Most stories would appeal to a liberal audience as Donald Trump and conservatives are frequent targets to be mocked. For example, these: Local Man Loses Track Of Which Mass Shooting It’d Be Inappropriate To Talk About Gun Control After and Nation Devastated To Find Out McConnell Will Probably Recover From Fall.

Overall, Alternative Facts is an appropriately labeled satire site that pokes fun at conservatives and Donald Trump. (D. Van Zandt 8/21/2019) Updated (10/20/2023)


Last Updated on October 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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