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*Music/LouReed's [[Music/NewYork1989 "Sick Of You"]], which the book ''Between Thought And Expression: Selected Lyrics of Lou Reed'' described as a "fantasy newscast."
-->"All the beaches were closed, the ocean was a red sea\\
But there was no one there to part it in two\\
There was no fresh salad, 'cause there's hypos in the cabbage\\
Staten Island disappeared at noon\\
And they say the Midwest is in great distress\\
And UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} blew up the moon\\
The ozone layer has no ozone anymore\\
[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And you're gonna leave me for the guy next door?]]"
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** This was followed by Kayfabe News.


* ''Series/TheGregGutfeldShow'' Segments that parody Cable news are done very often on the show, such as jokes about a hive of bees running for president, and Tyrus being the press secratary.

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* ''Series/TheGregGutfeldShow'' Segments that parody Cable news are done very often on the show, such as jokes about a hive of bees running for president, and Tyrus being the press secratary.


* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' was a news parody in two different ways; it's a WorkCom set in a newsroom, where many of the jokes are based around real news stories.

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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' was a news parody in two different ways; it's it was a WorkCom set in a newsroom, where many of the jokes are were based around real news stories.


* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' is a news parody in two different ways; it's a WorkCom set in a newsroom, where many of the jokes are based around real news stories.

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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' is was a news parody in two different ways; it's a WorkCom set in a newsroom, where many of the jokes are based around real news stories.

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* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' is a news parody in two different ways; it's a WorkCom set in a newsroom, where many of the jokes are based around real news stories.


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* ''On the Hour'', the original radio version of ''Series/TheDayToday''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink local news example from the UsefulNotes/TwinCities. For a decade in UsefulNotes/TheSixties and UsefulNotes/TheSeventies; Minneapolis-St. Paul Creator/{{CBS}} station WCCO-TV 4 would air a satirical newscast titled "''The Bedtime Nooz''" using the station's on-air talent; including iconic news anchor Dave Moore and weatherman Bud Kraehling.



* As noted above, the "Weekend Update" portion of ''Saturday Night Live'', which has been a part of the show since the very first episode in 1975. Might be the TropeMaker or TropeCodifier for this genre.

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* As noted above, the "Weekend Update" portion of ''Saturday Night Live'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', which has been a part of the show since the very first episode in 1975. Might be the TropeMaker or TropeCodifier for this genre.



* ''CNNNN'': An Australian parody show spoofing Creator/{{CNN}}.



* A popular genre in Canada:
** In English-speaking Canada, there's ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'', ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'', and ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''.
** And on the French side of Canada, ''La Fin du Monde est a Sept Heures'' ("The end of the world is at seven o'clock"), and ''Infoman'' have trended toward this at times (at other times trending toward light-hearted humorous commentary on the news, musical numbers, or out-and-out silliness).
** Creator/{{CBC}}'s ''Radio/ThisIsThat'', a parody of CBC's current issues interview shows, like ''Radio/AsItHappens''. It features discussion of fictional current affairs along with outraged listeners calling in.



* ''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 Wrong Coast'' presents fake celebrity news through eccentric {{Claymation}} characters.
* ''Broken News'' does the Faux News variant, cutting between snippets of different styles of news show, such as "Look Out East" spoofing BBC local news broadcasts, a BBC News parody with presenters who keep interrupting each other, an ITV News parody skewering the channel's overuse of flashy graphics, an American network news parody that's usually oblivious to what's going on in the rest of the episode (and features Claudia Christian as one of the hosts), and several others, and frequently cuts between the various sub-shows in mid-sentence in a way that's supposed to represent a bored viewer flicking between channels. It's the SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Sunday Format'', a radio series by the same writers that does much the same with newspapers.



* 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.
* ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'' is a French version of this trope using puppets. It airs at 8PM (the time of real news) and the anchor is based upon a real news anchor who worked for years on another channel.
* Another French version: various incarnations of satirical show ''Groland'' (especially the earliest ones) took the form of fake news shows.
* The Italian version is "Striscia la Notizia", a daily news parody who nonetheless manages to make also very serious points, exposing local cases of corruption and frauds which usually don't appear on the "real" news programs.
* The Creator/{{NPR}} show ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' could be considered an example of this.
* [[http://tfradio.net Radio Free Cybertron,]] a {{Transformers}} podcast, has a segment called News From Cybertron, done from an in-universe point of view.



* A video on Website/YouTube called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpVTUdfcEMg "The World's Most Generic News Report"]] from British TV show Charlie Brooker's ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''. It breaks down a typical news segment exactly in a very funny way.
* ''Website/NewsBiscuit'' is to Britain what ''Website/TheOnion'' is to America, albeit a bit less well-known.
* In Germany: ''Rudis Tagesshow'' (1981 - 1987) and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Series/DieWochenshow'' (1996 - 2002).
** Since 2009 it's the ''Series/HeuteShow''.
* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), is ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report.]]'' It was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.
* The Headlies section of ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}'', in a parody of less reputable Wrestling Newz sites.
* ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'' has a kids' version in one of its regular segments, where it's two young hosts act as decrepit, old-fashioned news presenters.



* ''Crossballs'', a short-lived Creator/ComedyCentral show that was a portmanteau of Creator/{{CNN}}'s (now-defunct) ''Crossfire'' and 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'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' that was pitched to the network as Colbert parodying Bill O'Reilley.
* ''Series/TheNightlyShow'', another ''Daily Show'' spinoff, parodies panel-style shows.
* ''CNNNN'': An Australian parody show spoofing Creator/{{CNN}}.
* In English-speaking Canada, there's ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' and ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''.
* And on the French side of Canada, ''La Fin du Monde est a Sept Heures'' ("The end of the world is at seven o'clock"), and ''Infoman'' have trended toward this at times (at other times trending toward light-hearted humorous commentary on the news, musical numbers, or out-and-out silliness).
* ''Jimmy [=MacDonald's=] Canada'', with the added bonus of being set in TheSixties and starring Richard "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]]" Waugh as Jimmy.
* ''Broken News'' does the Faux News variant, cutting between snippets of different styles of news show, such as "Look Out East" spoofing BBC local news broadcasts, a BBC News parody with presenters who keep interrupting each other, an ITV News parody skewering the channel's overuse of flashy graphics, an American network news parody that's usually oblivious to what's going on in the rest of the episode (and features Claudia Christian as one of the hosts), and several others, and frequently cuts between the various sub-shows in mid-sentence in a way that's supposed to represent a bored viewer flicking between channels. It's the SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Sunday Format'', a radio series by the same writers that does much the same with newspapers.
* ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'' is a French version of this trope using puppets. It airs at 8PM (the time of real news) and the anchor is based upon a real news anchor who worked for years on another channel.
* Another French version: various incarnations of satirical show ''Groland'' (especially the earliest ones) took the form of fake news shows.
* The Italian version is "Striscia la Notizia", a daily news parody who nonetheless manages to make also very serious points, exposing local cases of corruption and frauds which usually don't appear on the "real" news programs.
* In Germany: ''Rudis Tagesshow'' (1981 - 1987) and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Series/DieWochenshow'' (1996 - 2002).
** Since 2009 it's the ''Series/HeuteShow''.
* ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'' has a kids' version in one of its regular segments, where it's two young hosts act as decrepit, old-fashioned news presenters.



* Indian news/media commentary portal ''Newslaundry'' has a series known as ''Clothesline'', where the anchor, veteran journalist Madhu Trehan does this for news media, mostly television, crossing over with {{MST}}, by adding her own commentary. A more actual news parody is the series Newslaundry Lite.

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* Indian news/media commentary portal ''Newslaundry'' has a series known as ''Clothesline'', where the anchor, veteran journalist Madhu Trehan does this for news media, mostly television, crossing over with {{MST}}, by adding her own commentary. A more actual news parody is the series Newslaundry Lite.''Newslaundry Lite''.



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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.
* The Creator/{{NPR}} show ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' could be considered an example of this.
* Creator/{{CBC}}'s ''Radio/ThisIsThat'', a parody of CBC's current issues interview shows, like ''Radio/AsItHappens''. It features discussion of fictional current affairs along with outraged listeners calling in.
* ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce''
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* ''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.
* [[http://tfradio.net Radio Free Cybertron]], a Franchise/{{Transformers}} podcast, has a segment called "News From Cybertron", done from an in-universe point of view.
* A video on Website/YouTube called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpVTUdfcEMg "The World's Most Generic News Report"]] from British TV show Charlie Brooker's ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''. It breaks down a typical news segment exactly in a very funny way.
* ''Website/NewsBiscuit'' is to Britain what ''Website/TheOnion'' is to America, albeit a bit less well-known.
* A popular online parody that also appears in print (notably in some alternate newspaper markets), is ''[[http://www.borowitzreport.com/ The Borowitz Report.]]'' It was acquired by ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' in 2012.
* The Headlies section of ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}'', in a parody of less reputable Wrestling Newz sites.





The most recent evolution of the NewsParody is the Fake Pundit Show, which parodies the political TalkShow:
* ''Crossballs''--a short-lived Creator/ComedyCentral show that was a portmanteau of Creator/{{CNN}}'s (now-defunct) ''Crossfire'' and 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'', a SpinOff of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' that was pitched to the network as Colbert parodying Bill O'Reilley.
* ''Series/TheNightlyShow'', another ''Daily Show'' spinoff, parodies panel-style shows.
* ''Jimmy [=MacDonald's=] Canada'', with the added bonus of being set in TheSixties and starring Richard "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]]" Waugh as Jimmy.




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* ''The Wrong Coast'' presents fake celebrity news through eccentric {{Claymation}} characters.
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart''. (See the official Creator/ComedyCentral [[http://www.thedailyshow.com sit.e]]) Now that Jon Stewart has left, it's ''Series/TheDailyShow with Trevor Noah''.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart''. (See the official Creator/ComedyCentral [[http://www.thedailyshow.com sit.e]]) site.]]) Now that Jon Stewart has left, it's ''Series/TheDailyShow with Trevor Noah''.


* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart''. (See the official Creator/ComedyCentral [[http://www.thedailyshow.com site]].) Now that Jon Stewart has left, it's ''Series/TheDailyShow with Trevor Noah''.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow With Jon Stewart''. (See the official Creator/ComedyCentral [[http://www.thedailyshow.com site]].) sit.e]]) Now that Jon Stewart has left, it's ''Series/TheDailyShow with Trevor Noah''.

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** Since 2009 it's the ''Series/HeuteShow''.


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.

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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).clear. Whether watching the [[NewsBroadcast "real" news shows]] that these shows parody is effective at all is more debatable.


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



* Indian news/media commentary portal Newslaundry has a series known as Clothesline, where the anchor, veteran journalist Madhu Trehan does this for news media, mostly television, crossing over with {{MST}}, by adding her own commentary. A more actual news parody is the series Newslaundry Lite.

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* Indian news/media commentary portal Newslaundry ''Newslaundry'' has a series known as Clothesline, ''Clothesline'', where the anchor, veteran journalist Madhu Trehan does this for news media, mostly television, crossing over with {{MST}}, by adding her own commentary. A more actual news parody is the series Newslaundry Lite.




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* Mexican comedy/satire website ''El Deforma''. They have a seccion for fake-sounding-but-actually-real news with a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer specifically so they are not confused with its actual humor content.
* Colombia has the parody/satire website ''Actualidad Panamericana'', which [[PoesLaw because of its serious-sounding name tends to have a lot of people sharing its contents]].




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* Spanish comedy/satire website ''El Mundo Today''.

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