McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Last updated on May 23rd, 2021 at 12:33 pm

McSweeney's Internet Tendency - Satire - Bias

SATIRE

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 McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Satire based on full disclosure that they are a humor website.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A

History

Founded in 1998 by Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is a humor website that openly disclaims satire.

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Funded by / Ownership

McSweeney’s, a nonprofit publishing company based in San Francisco, owns McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The website is funded through donations and a store that sells its books.

Analysis / Bias

In review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency publishes satire and humorous stories such as this: PUMPKIN SPICE: NOW FOR MEN. They also frequently publish political satire, with President Donald Trump being a frequent topic I AM GODZILLA, KING OF MONSTERS, AND I TOO WAS CONTACTED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO INVESTIGATE HUNTER BIDEN. In general, this a longstanding, well-respected humor website that fully disclaims its satirical nature.

Overall, we rate McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Satire based on full disclosure that they are a humor website. (D. Van Zandt 10/9/2019) Updated (6/12/2020)

Source: https://www.mcsweeneys.net

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