Written by Jack Battler
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Monday, 2 April 2007

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It's so true, it's infuriating

NEW YORK--The parody news site "The Spoof" (www.thespoof.com) is being hailed as one of the best sources for current events available online. Student researchers at New York University have completed a year-long study of the accuracy of online media in the 21st century revealing that in 83 percent of comparative cases the news reports generated by "The Spoof" are more likely to be accurate than their mainstream online counterparts. The Spoof's Editor in Chief, Mark Lowton, said he is not exactly stunned at the findings and adds that the large degree of creativity required of The Spoof's writers is nothing compared to systematic propagandizing by mainstream media outlets.

"While it's true that pretty much everything at The Spoof is made up, that's really no different from the politically biased online news sites around the world," Lowton said. "The real difference is in the agendas… Instead of the normal B.S. that everyone else wants you to believe is true - and take seriously -- we just want to make you laugh. Oddly enough, it turns out our made up stories are often closer to the truth than not. That's just the nature of humor I guess."

NYU student Homma Bayleva said she will get all her news from The Spoof from now on.

"I just want to know the truth about what's going on in the world," Bayleva said. "If that means I have to turn away from the big news outlets and read spoof news exclusively then that's what I will do. I'll just laugh myself smarter!"

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