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 Derf Magazine an appropriately labeled satire source.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2003, Derf Magazine is a satire print publication and website based in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to their about page “DERF Magazine.com is the premier provider of humor and satire content in Cincinnati. Derf is dedicated to making fun of everything!”
Funded by / Ownership
Derf Magazine is owned by Derf Magazine LLC and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Derf Magazine appropriately provides a disclaimer on each page that reads “All stories are fictional and satirical and should not in any way be construed as fact.” Stories generally poke fun at Ohio and the surrounding area, however they also produce political satire that targets both sides such as this poking fun at Trump: Donald Trump admits to killing puppies, rises 6 points in polls and this going after Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton’s bridesmaids report mysterious dress stains.
Overall, we rate Derf Magazine an appropriately labeled satire source. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (3/7/2020)