The Hard Times – Bias and Credibility

The Hard Times - Satire - Music - 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.

  • Overall, we rate The Hard News a satire website based on a proper disclaimer indicating as such.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A


Founded in 2014, The Hard Times is a satire website that primarily focuses on satire directed at the music industry. According to their satirical about page “The Hard Times is a very real punk news site that you should not question. Just absorb the information as truth and move on. The historic satire site was founded in December 1976.”

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Funded by / Ownership

The Hard Times lists Matt Saincome as the founder and CEO. Revenue is derived through advertising and an online shop that sells branded merchandise as well as vinyl and other items.

Analysis / Bias

In review, most satirical articles are related to music such as this Man Has Spine Removed To Bend Over Backward Defending Marilyn Manson. They also publish political satire such as this If God Wanted Me To Vote for a Progressive Then He Should Have Made Me More Open-Minded. In general, this is a satire website that openly disclaims so.

Overall, we rate The Hard News a satire website based on a proper disclaimer indicating as such. (D. Van Zandt 1/14/2017) Updated (02/21/2023)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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