Satire Saturday 1: CNN Starts Fake News Section

Due to a disagreement between the editors at The Breeze, the multiple satires I wrote will never be published in their paper. However, I realized that I have a website that can distribute them just as effectively. So, the topics may be dated by a few weeks, but they are (sadly) no less relevant.


CNN Starts Fake News Section

Rising to the challenge of Fox News’s “Fair and Balanced” tagline, CNN has committed to equally reporting both real and false news stories. The newly added Fake News tab on the network’s website features compelling headlines such as “Pipeline spills found to increase health,” “DNC planning ‘Real Housewives’ reunion with Bernie Sanders on Bravo” and “CBO finds that less healthcare coverage for elderly boosts funeral industry.”

The news agency made their pushback against the conservative Fox News clear, modifying the channel’s byline for their new section: “They Report, You Decide.”

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Writing for the Masses 7: Know Writing When You See It

“Keep writing” seems like some obvious advice for anyone with creative writing ambitions, no matter how large or small. There really isn’t much else to writing other than to do it, and continue until you can do it well. You can read fiction, read publishing advice books, read writing websites (like this one!), but at the end of the day, practice is the only way to hone your voice.

I throw the “others have said this much better, but it bears repeating” disclaimer about here in the post. I’m not pretending to have some significant insight, just the experiences of my undergraduate career that I think others could learn from.

First, comrades, we must discuss the idea that we are writing all the time. Many of you will no doubt protest: “But I set aside special time for my fiction/poetry/satire. How can you tell me I’m always writing it?”

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Scorn of the USA #1

(Someday this’ll make a great title for a Bruce Springsteen parody. Someday.)

A great tragedy has befallen this even greater nation; Stephen Colbert’s final episode of The Colbert Report aired this Thursday, December 18 at 11:30 p.m. I’m sure we’ll all remember where we were at that fateful moment.

Personally, I was getting ready for bed so I could be up and refreshed for a 9:00 a.m. shift at work. I made sure to record it though. What? Don’t look at me that way. I’m a fan, not a fanatic. My own emotions aside, disregarding the fact that I grew up with this man, the political messiah to me over the years, we all lost something truly enlightening that Thursday. Continue reading