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 Cracked a Left-Center Biased Satire website based on the publication of mostly factual information that is made to be humorous.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded originally in 1958 as Cracked Magazine, in 2005 Jack O’Brien launched cracked.com, which is a humor website that often reports high factual content. The current senior editors are Ann Smiley and Logan Trent. The website includes blogs, videos, forums, a writer’s workshop, five weekly Image Manipulation contests called Photoplasty, and small, one-shot articles called “Quick Fixes”
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In review, The site functions as a “virtual writer’s room”, where more than 2,500 amateurs pitch articles to which other users provide feedback. O’Brien and five other editors pick and refine the best material. The website also frequently provides listicles such as 15 Surprising Stories Behind The Creation Of Famous Movies & Books.
Cracked is difficult to define as some content is humorous and might classify as satire, while other stories are serious, though usually weird. However, when reporting on politics they tend to have a leaning bias, though it is usually satirical such as this 5 Embarrassing Secrets Hiding In Trump’s Cabinet. In general, Cracked is a hybrid site that combines fact with humor and satire, therefore we will label them a left leaning satire website.