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12th Apr '16 1:03:28 AM 59Efra
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* Spanish comedy/satire website ''El Mundo Today''.
9th Mar '16 2:32:59 PM KathiraNarae
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* And on BBC radio is the PanelShow ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'', which is about 13 years older than ''Have I Got News'' and follows a different format. The host asks a question whose answer is current news to one of the four 'contestants' (usually comedians and occasionally politicians), who then proceed to mock that particular story. After each answer, the host will provide scripted mockery of that story (often involving puns), [[ThePointsMeanNothing award points]], and move on. Each round, a cutting from newspapers or online news will be read out, and the final round has no points awarded as each guest reads out their own cutting instead. [[AudienceParticipation These cuttings are generally sent in by listeners from across the country, resulting in some being from obscure local papers.]]
* BBC radio also provides the much more straightfoward News Parody ''Radio/TheNowShow'', where Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and rotating guests (special or otherwise) thoroughly mock a news story of their choice. There is frequently, but not always, a musical segment.



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31st Jan '16 2:10:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Not the Nine O'Clock News'' (one of the earliest dedicated NewsParody shows, which went out at 9 PM on Creator/{{BBC}}2 directly opposite the ''real Nine O'Clock News'' on [=BBC1=])

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* ''Not the Nine O'Clock News'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' (one of the earliest dedicated NewsParody shows, which went out at 9 PM on Creator/{{BBC}}2 directly opposite the ''real Nine O'Clock News'' on [=BBC1=])
29th Jan '16 6:04:29 PM DeisTheAlcano
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6th Dec '15 12:20:02 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/TheColbertReport'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheDailyShow''.

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* ''Series/TheColbertReport'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheDailyShow''.''Series/TheDailyShow'' that was pitched to the network as Colbert parodying Bill O'Reilley.
* ''Series/TheNightlyShow'', another ''Daily Show'' spinoff, parodies panel-style shows.
8th Nov '15 3:44:46 PM 102372
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Note that, although some of these shows give plenty of useful information, watching one is less effective than reading a newspaper, a warning which Jon Stewart in particular works hard to make clear (although scientific studies disagree and found that Series/TheDailyShow watchers were more informed on current events than people who watch and read traditional news media). Whether watching the [[NewsBroadcast "real" news shows]] that these shows parody is effective at all is more debatable.

A variation is the '''Faux News''' show or sketch, which satirises elements of legitimate news shows but doesn't use factual information. The best examples are the British radio show ''On the Hour'' and its TV adaptation, ''Series/TheDayToday'', both of which feature writing and acting by Patrick Marber, who was later nominated for an Oscar for ''Film/NotesOnAScandal''. ''The Day Today'' had its own spin-off, ''Series/BrassEye'', which spoofed the PrimeTimeNews format. The most famous Faux News outlet in the US, on the other hand, is not on television: it's ''TheOnion'' (which uses a mix of real and imaginary events), which has spread its tentacles to the Internet and other areas, as well.

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Note that, although some of these shows give plenty of useful information, watching one is less effective than reading a newspaper, a warning which Jon Stewart in particular works hard to make clear (although scientific studies disagree and found that Series/TheDailyShow ''Series/TheDailyShow'' watchers were more informed on current events than people who watch and read traditional news media). Whether watching the [[NewsBroadcast "real" news shows]] that these shows parody is effective at all is more debatable.

A variation is the '''Faux News''' show or sketch, which satirises satirizes elements of legitimate news shows but doesn't use factual information. The best examples are the British radio show ''On the Hour'' and its TV adaptation, ''Series/TheDayToday'', both of which feature writing and acting by Patrick Marber, who was later nominated for an Oscar for ''Film/NotesOnAScandal''. ''The Day Today'' had its own spin-off, ''Series/BrassEye'', which spoofed the PrimeTimeNews format. The most famous Faux News outlet in the US, on the other hand, is not on television: it's ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' (which uses a mix of real and imaginary events), which has spread its tentacles to the Internet and other areas, as well.



* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart.'' (See [[http://www.thedailyshow.com the official Comedy Central site.]])
* ''CNNNN'' An Australian parody show spoofing Creator/{{CNN}}.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart.'' Stewart''. (See the official Creator/ComedyCentral [[http://www.thedailyshow.com the official Comedy Central site.]])
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* ''CNNNN'' ''CNNNN'': An Australian parody show spoofing Creator/{{CNN}}.



* ''TheOnion'' is a rare example of the NewsParody in print. And, via [[http://www.theonion.com/ its website]] and the miracle of streaming audio and streaming video, a NewsParody of radio and television news as well.

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' is a rare example of the NewsParody in print. And, via [[http://www.theonion.com/ its website]] and the miracle of streaming audio and streaming video, a NewsParody of radio and television news as well.



* The news section of ''TopGear'', introduced initially as a [[TwoGamersOnACouch three-presenters-on-furniture-scavenged-from-cars]] way to mention "boring but important cars" quickly. Has expanded somewhat to include car news, politics as it relates to driving, and the presenters poking fun at each other whenever possible.

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* The news section of ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', introduced initially as a [[TwoGamersOnACouch three-presenters-on-furniture-scavenged-from-cars]] way to mention "boring but important cars" quickly. Has expanded somewhat to include car news, politics as it relates to driving, and the presenters poking fun at each other whenever possible.



* ''NewsBiscuit'' is to Britain what ''Website/TheOnion'' is to America, albeit a bit less well-known.

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* ''NewsBiscuit'' ''Website/NewsBiscuit'' is to Britain what ''Website/TheOnion'' is to America, albeit a bit less well-known.



* The Jeselnik Offensive, a ''very'' [[BlackComedy dark]] ComedyCentral show hosted by infamously harsh comedian Anthony Jeselnik, which is mostly dedicated to mocking deaths and other tragedies from the news.

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* The Jeselnik Offensive, a ''very'' [[BlackComedy dark]] ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral show hosted by infamously harsh comedian Anthony Jeselnik, which is mostly dedicated to mocking deaths and other tragedies from the news.



* Chilean Show ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos'', is halfthis, half WorkCom, with puppets!

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* Chilean Show ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos'', is halfthis, half WorkCom, this, half WorkCom with puppets!



* ''Crossballs'' -- a short-lived ComedyCentral show that was a portmanteau of CNN's (now-defunct) ''Crossfire'' and MSNBC's ''Hardball''. Often pairing up a revolving cast of comedians with actual experts as they argued with each other on the topic at hand.
* ''Series/TheColbertReport''

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* ''Crossballs'' -- a ''Crossballs''--a short-lived ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral show that was a portmanteau of CNN's Creator/{{CNN}}'s (now-defunct) ''Crossfire'' and MSNBC's Creator/{{MSNBC}}'s ''Hardball''. Often pairing up a revolving cast of comedians with actual experts as they argued with each other on the topic at hand.
* ''Series/TheColbertReport''''Series/TheColbertReport'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheDailyShow''.



* ''WebVideo/MockTheDummy,'' which is a Website/YouTube parody of conservative politics... with dummies.

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* ''WebVideo/MockTheDummy,'' which is a Website/YouTube parody of conservative politics... with dummies.
19th Oct '15 6:21:37 PM WillKeaton
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* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report;]]'' it was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.

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* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), is ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report;]]'' it Report.]]'' It was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.
19th Oct '15 6:20:02 PM WillKeaton
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* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report]]''; it was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.

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* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report]]''; Report;]]'' it was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.



* The Israeli ''Eretz Nehederet'' runs almost entirely on this format, alternating between mocking remarks about recent events in the style of Seth Myers on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[[note]]The show was clearly influenced by ''SNL'' in general.[[/note]], interviews with actors playing public figures, and skits in the formats of news reports.

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* The Israeli ''Eretz Nehederet'' runs almost entirely on this format, alternating between mocking remarks about recent events in the style of Seth Myers on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[[note]]The ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,''[[note]]The show was clearly influenced by ''SNL'' in general.[[/note]], [[/note]] interviews with actors playing public figures, and skits in the formats of news reports.
19th Oct '15 6:18:45 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://tfradio.net Radio Free Cybertron]], a {{Transformers}} podcast, has a segment called News From Cybertron, done from an in-universe point of view.

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* [[http://tfradio.net Radio Free Cybertron]], Cybertron,]] a {{Transformers}} podcast, has a segment called News From Cybertron, done from an in-universe point of view.
19th Oct '15 6:18:24 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart'' (See [[http://www.thedailyshow.com the official Comedy Central site]].)

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart'' Stewart.'' (See [[http://www.thedailyshow.com the official Comedy Central site]].)site.]])
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