Derf Magazine – Bias and Credibility

Derf Magazine - 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.

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  • Overall, we rate Derf Magazine an appropriately labeled satire source.

Detailed Report

Country: USA
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 is the premier provider of humor and satire content in Cincinnati. Derf is dedicated to making fun of everything!”

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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)


Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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