Every four minutes another satirical news site is born on the world wide web. Even Google News now includes satirical journalism in their feed, leaving hundreds confused and upset every day. Groups of people and concerned organizations fed up with this ironic trend have threatened to take legal action against the satirical superpowers, The Onion and Fox News, hoping to scare off burgeoning satire sites and put an end to “fake news” around the world.
“I can’t trust anything anymore,” said Samuel Buckwell, a victim of deceitful journalism. “For years I religiously read The Onion and Fox News because I thought their stories were true and reliable. Well, you can imagine how horrified I was when it came to my attention that both news companies actually fabricate their stories for the sake of being ironic.”
The ACLU is also taking legal action against a number of satirical sites such as Fox News. The ACLU claims, “Fox News should be ashamed of profiting from a demographic of people with low IQs who will clearly believe anything they are fed—accepting it as fact, even when it goes against their own wellbeing and personal interest. We have sent cease and desist letters to Fox News and dozens of other news sites that have been violating The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by peddling phony journalism to the intellectually impaired. If these charlatans do not discontinue taking advantage of the rationally disabled, we will be forced to take legal action.”