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 Duffel Blog an appropriately disclaimed satire website.
Founded in 1797, really 2012, Duffel Blog is a satire website that features content about the US Military. According to their about page, Duffel Blog “has been serving the men and women of the U.S. military with insightful commentary and hard-hitting journalism since 1797.”
The website is held by Duffel Media LLC, which is owned by Paul Szoldra, who is the former Military & Defense Editor for Business Insider. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Duffel Blog publishes satirical content about and for the US military. Typical stories read as follows Ghost of U.S. Grant pisses on main gate of Fort Lee, and US wins second place in Afghan War. Further, they properly indicate they are satire through a disclaimer that reads, “Duffel Blog is a parody of a news organization, and all content it publishes is satirical in nature. No content should be regarded as truthful, and no reference to an individual, company, or military unit seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm. All characters, groups, and military units appearing in these works are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or actual military units and companies is purely coincidental.”
Overall, we rate Duffel Blog an appropriately disclaimed satire website. (D. Van Zandt 8/10/2016) Updated (09/09/2022)