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 NewsBiscuit a satire website based on a long-standing reputation for quality satire.
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 2006 by John O’Farrell, NewsBiscuit is a satirical website based in the United Kingdom. According to their about page NewsBiscuit was launched with the “noble aims of eradicating global poverty, creating a lasting peace in the Middle East and providing a daily dose of humour to bored people at work. And in many respects, we have already achieved so much more.”
Funded by / Ownership
NewsBiscuit is owned by John O’Farrell through Net Loss LTD. Revenue is derived through advertising and a shop that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NewsBiscuit publishes satirical content such as this BORIS STILL WORKING TOWARDS A DARWIN AWARD and this NATION DEMANDS HUGH GRANT STAND IN FOR BORIS. As seen by these two quick examples satire tends to poke fun at the right. While NewsBiscuit does not openly disclaim they are satire, a view of headlines should be enough for most people. In general, this is a satire site that has survived for almost 15 years and that is impressive in our review experience.
Overall, we rate NewsBiscuit a satire website based on a long-standing reputation for quality satire. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (4/10/2020)