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REAL FAKE NEWS


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CarrieSIC
- 350 days ago - newyorker.com
At his live show in New York this week, Andy Borowitz revealed that several foreign media outlets this year mistook his fake news stories for reality.



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Betsy Bee (1047)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:05 pm
That proves how very clever Borowitz truly is.
 

Christeen Anderson (538)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:05 pm
LOL
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:11 pm
Sounds like some Chinese news editors have a lot in common with some readers here--thanks Carrie!
 

Birgit W. (150)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:12 pm
Thanks for sharing Carrie. I hope you are feeling better already.
 

Barbara K. (78)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:13 pm
So funny, thanks my friend.
 

Katie D. (103)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:17 pm
Very good Humor here!Thank you Carrie
So glad you are feeling better! Missed ya!
 

Mandi T. (430)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:17 pm
:-) Tks Carrie
 

Mary T. (315)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:18 pm
thank you Carrie - enjoying the humor
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted...thank you for posting this video Carrie. Hope you are feeling well today...Peace, Light and Love.
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:25 pm
The real fake news is so much more brilliant than the fake real news.
 

Jo S. (507)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:29 pm
Thank you Carrie, really enjoyed the laughs.
Glad you are feeling better!
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:40 pm
Thank you...Thank you...really needed laughs today...As aways, AB is spot on.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:52 pm
Outstanding! thx! Btw-are u all SURE this was NOT another"Borowitz Report"??? If so, definitely his masterpiece!
-Too bad I'm out of stars for Judi! -agree!
 

Ellen J. (81)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:16 pm
So glad this was posted on C2. I absolutely love Borowitz. Thank you Gloria P for sending this to me.
 

Barbara Y. (57)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:21 pm
hahaha! Thank you for sharing, Gloria! hahaha!
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:24 pm
Sounds funny, but sadly it isn't limited to Chinese news agencies. In the last few years I've seen the radical right "news" and bloggers pick up "fake news" (actually satire) and spread it like wildfire as if it was true, especially if it degrades and attacks Obama and liberals. Of course, that is on top of the "facts" they make up and spread as the truth. I've even seen it here on Care2 and have been attacked for pointing it out.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:00 pm
Could not get to see the video, but not surprised that various media out lets went with it.
Apparently there was at least one in China, where cultural borders may have led them to see Andy's stuff as real.
 

Lyn Z. (293)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
Thanks Carrie.
Sure am glad to see you here!! Missed you. Hope you're doing MUCH BETTER now.
 

Val R. (246)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:53 pm
Thanks Carrie - hope you are well.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:07 pm
Noted. Just want to add my thanks for the many laughs, Carrie. Take care!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:18 pm
teehehee! thanks, Carrie...
 

marie c. (168)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:42 pm
So good to hear from you hope you are feeling better
Thanks for posting Carrie
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:00 pm
Very good! I laughed so hard! - I like Borowitz very much. China must like it too... and, Italy is joining! Lol!
Thank You Carrie!

I didn't knew you were not feeling well. I wish you are doing better now! Take care!!! - Healing thoughts going your way dear Carrie! Hugs!!!!!!
Noted.
 

Laurie H. (725)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:55 pm
Much enjoyed LOL Carrie!!!!! SOOO good to see you back----I hope you're feeling lots better now!!! Thank you dear friend!!!!!~
 

CarrieSICK B. (315)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:03 pm
Spam flagged!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:11 pm
spam flagged. that's so disrespectful & annoying.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:37 pm
Amusing, good satire.

So very true, Gysele van Santen, the spam does get annoying. They love holidays and weekends.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:48 pm
Thank You Carrie, I really needed a good belly laugh!! It is so great to see you here again. Please take good care, and stay well for all of us enjoy everything you do on care2. Namaste.

Flagged spammer as well.
 

Edith B. (143)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:40 pm
Thanks, Carrie. Love Andy.
flagged the spammer, too.
 

Jeanne Rogers (821)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:40 pm
I love Andy!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:00 pm
This world is so crazy these days that you could actually believe anything, that's why it's dangerous to play around...
 

zora b. (93)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:10 pm
Lol, thank you sweet Carrie.
 

Pat A. (116)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:18 pm
Journalists used to have to check their stories and to check those that they quoted - now just copying seems to be enough.....
 

Michael Carney (211)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:13 am
I think most people who call themselves journalists today, don't even know the meaning of the word!!! TV News is embarrassing today...
 

kate k (481)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:39 am
thank you sharing Carrie :-)
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:40 am
I like nothing better than to see someone taking the mickey out of pompous lazy new reporters. I would have liked to see their faces when they read this.
 

HELEN V. (52)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:57 am
thanks Carrie
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:19 am
Excellent!
 

Lona Goudswaard (72)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:12 am
Absolutely hilarious! Thanks for the post, Carrie.
 

. (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:38 am
Great post, Carrie, thanks for sharing, and welcome back. I missed you.
 

John D. (45)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 7:47 am
A hoot almost sounds like Faux Noise...
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:17 am
Good posting, thanks
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:04 am
Thank you, Carrie! He's a hoot!!!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:32 am
Thanks..
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:38 am
thank you.
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:55 am
LMAO....love Andy! But, like Faux Noose, other countries pick up satire and think it's 'real' stuff and run with it. Sometimes, though, the 'fake' real news is more interesting than the actual 'real' (corporate crap) news. People who still use their gray matter understand that Andy B is a satirist and he's damn good at it.

Glad you are feeling better Carrie! :)
 

Sharon Davidson (349)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:01 pm
how sad
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:22 pm
The Republicans are so crazy, and Andy's satire so gentle, that it's no wonder people sometimes believe it. It's tough to satirize people and events what look like satire to begin with.
Also flagged spammer, Care2 will get it off as soon as they come to work after the weekend. Like all con artists, robospammers don't care about respect or disrespect.
 

Ann B. (140)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:13 pm
thanks
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:11 pm
Good Post. Thanks Carrie
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:27 am
Borowitz is a genius, no wonder the Reich-Wing think his proposals are real.
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:32 am
noted, thank for sharing this funny news video
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:30 am
Spam flagged. It has been more than 48 hours and spam has not been deleted !!!!!!!
Enjoyed it. Thanks Carrie. Pleased to see you and hope you are better now.
 

Winn Adams (199)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:37 am
So funny
 

Jason R. (63)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:40 am
Isn't that called lazy?
 

Gary A L. (136)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:41 am
foreign news would that be like faux snooze BS network
 

Veronique L. (215)
Monday December 9, 2013, 12:19 pm
:-)
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:36 pm
Thank you, Carrie.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 9:57 am
Coming late to the party but that was worth watching. Thanks, Carrie. It strikes me as even funnier when I think that at least Andy acknowledges that what he writes IS fake news, as opposed to right wing think tanks who put out every bit as ridiculous stories as if it came to them on stone tablets in their efforts to derail the American economy and make even more destitute every one here but the 1% with their incessant "studies" on SNAP, student loans, and issues of all kinds affecting voting rights, women's rights, minority rights and human rights. What is worse though is the number of people who believe what the republicans produce and probably believe everything Andy writes is gospel too. Sigh.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 12:40 pm
" What is worse though is the number of people who believe what the republicans produce and probably believe everything Andy writes is gospel too. Sigh. "- AGREED !! That IS worse and their only trump for hopes of "making it" again in future elections.
 

Carmen S. (613)
Friday December 13, 2013, 3:10 pm
Thanks for sharing this Carrie.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday January 3, 2014, 4:25 am
noted. Thanks for sharing Carrie.
 
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