So, What is “So, What’s News?” ?

So, What’s News?  is a satirical & fictional news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news.

“So, What’s News’ news are news that won’t make you depressed to read the news”

So, What’s News? was started and founded on September 11, 2011 as an outlet for the author’s “humor”, “opinion” and “creativity” on different topics surrounding our everyday lives. Please note that the three words mentioned above are in quotation marks, so as to imply that it is up to the public to judge the quality and scope of the content on this website.

News on this website should not be taken seriously and to be taken with a grain of salt. We are here to provide laughter to the public as an escape to our depressing world.

“A laugh a day, keeps the white hairs away.”

*All images used courtesy and properties of their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

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* From Google*

sat·ire     –    Noun    –     /ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/

 1. The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
2. A play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire.
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48 Responses “So, What is “So, What’s News?” ?” →
  1. Apparently, most people, at least in my facebook feed, do not dig mock news. :L They’ve expressed rage against he anti-angry birds bill. Anyway, I’ve tried doing what you’re doing, but I can’t seem to update regularly. I’d like to share articles from the carcosite news network:

    http://carcosite.blogspot.com/2011/07/carcositenewsnet-zalzaldy-could-be.html

    http://carcosite.blogspot.com/2011/07/pandoras-boxes-v-palparan.html

    http://carcosite.blogspot.com/2011/07/carcositenewsnet-automobiles-in-carcosa.html

    http://carcosite.blogspot.com/2011/06/cnewsnet-emoticon-of-church-and-state.html

    http://carcosite.blogspot.com/2011/06/carcosite-news-network-palace-prepares.html

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  2. Wooot! I come in peace :) I don’t know how long I’ll be able to update regularly as well, but as long as ideas are coming (news being the source helps, it never runs out), I’m just gonna type till my fingers sore.

    Nice blog you got there as well. I hope the public will be open to mock news, because news as it is, is depressing in tone and delivery, especially on TV. Read some of your articles, and saw that you used aliases. Was pondering whether to use real or fictional names, so decided to use both. :)

    More power to us :)

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  3. Anonymous

    October 1, 2011

    Hi, while i find your website amusing, i think that the way you present the articles is very risky, as they could easily be passed of as stories from a legitimate news website. Add to that, the medium you are using and a public crazy for sensationalist stories, the possibility of being taken seriously is very high (which could cause undue alarm and not to mention big trouble for you). Having said that, I suggest adding a disclaimer at the homepage, or if possible at the start of every article, saying that the materials presented are meant to be satirical and fictional. Hope you consider this, thanks!

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    • damnfine

      October 1, 2011

      true. hope you consider this suggestion. try putting a disclaimer at the end of the article so as to avoid confusion. including names of current government officials or public personalities add to the realism/ credibility of your satirical news which actually makes it funnier. however, this can cause confusion as people might actually believe that these are real news/information. there is freedom of speech but let’s not abuse it. just my two cents.

      btw, funny stuff. almost believed the anti angry birds bill. :)

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      • Thank you damnfine, hope you had a few laughs while you were here.
        As for the disclaimer, there is already one at the bottom of each page (you might’ve missed it beacuse of the comments) and another one on the “So, what is So What’s News? ?” page at the top of each page.
        God speed! :)


  4. Anonymous

    October 1, 2011

    putting a disclaimer at the end of every page beats the purpose of writing satire. it doesn’t take a genius to know that the articles here are satirical. I was already laughing as soon as I saw the PETA pictures. Kudos!

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  5. LOL. Idol! Ang dami mong naging biktimang birds na nagwala. Hahahahaha..

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  6. Anonymous

    October 2, 2011

    like The Onion, right? to this day, many clueless readers think news there are real. i’m on the fence about that disclaimer at the end suggestion… true, many people will get offended and some very gullible readers will believe everything you write. but i also agree that it will kind of ruin the satire angle.

    great work, though, funny stuff. takes a lot of talent to write satire.

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  7. Anonymous

    October 8, 2011

    I like the newest government agency assigned to Boy Abunda… :))

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  8. Satirical and Sarcasm. My best type of humor! Great job boss! Two thumbs up Sir! Incredible articles, news worthy and funny as hell. I linked your site to my blog, you earned a regular visitor =)

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    • Thanks for the kinds words and referral on your blog Sir :)
      creeped-out about those spiders though hahaha

      Thanks for the patronage & God speed

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  9. Ang galing ng pagkakasulat mo. Marami na ang nakakaalam nung Anti-Angry Birds Bill pero kung mababasa pa nila yung iba mong mga sulat, sigurado matatawa din sila. Nabasa ko yung interview mo sa “mgaepal”. Ayos! Hahaha. Pagbutihin mo pa ang ginagawa mo. Sana makapag-contribute din ako sa site mo minsan. :D

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  10. Crashdrive

    May 17, 2012

    I love this site. Sana lumago pa toh at may mga kasama ka nang magsulat dito. Philippines needs good satire for all this bad news. :)

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  11. Great site. Reading your stuff reminds me of NNTN from the 80s and Weekend Update on SNL.

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  12. Happy Father’s Day, Stew! Thank you for injecting fun (albeit often misconstrued) in an otherwise depressing news. And thank you for routing traffic to my site. hehehe. Brianitus is one of them! Keep rockin; man! \m/

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    • Thanks for taking the time to greet me on this corner of the site hahaha :)

      It’s my pleasure to drive traffic to your amazingly amusing blog. Basta driver sweet barya lang po sa umaga :)

      q-(\)-(/)-p

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  13. I really like and enjoy your blog! :) It kinda reminds me of Good Times Manila from around 3-4 years ago. More power!

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    • Thank you for dropping by Chris!

      Someone did mention before that this blog also reminds them of GTM. I was inspired by The Onion and wanted to create something similar with that.

      Thank you again! :)

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  14. Well done, well done!

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  15. Very nice site. I’ve been doing some satirical articles since 2009 but my blog did not become as popular like yours and so my blog died a miserable death. It is nice to hear that the gods of irony favors you. Good work. ;-) and more power

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  16. facepalmfacepalmfacepalm

    May 14, 2013

    Omgaaahd please post something about the current election count! Make me less depressed and save me from dying from hard and repetitive facepalms.

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  17. ely cresencio

    May 14, 2013

    Quoting Time magazine is inappropriate. I hope we can come to terms with what we are – majority rules. The majority have spoken. Unless you can come with a better way of ruling, then we should accept the majority decision.

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  18. ely cresencio

    May 14, 2013

    Binay won in the same way as Pnoy did (and so many others before them) – popularity of their parents, bothers, relatives, etc. Erap and showbiz personalities won because people thought they’d behave like the characters they played. We are all guilty of associating one with another at one time or another. Who are we to say that those who voted for Binay are less enlightened than those who voted for Pnoy (when we ALREADY knew that he never performed at the Senate). I hope we come to terms with what we are. Majority rules – no matter how naive the majority is. Until we can come up with another way of determining who our leaders would be, then we should quit whining and just accept the majority decision.

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  19. Anonymous

    May 14, 2013

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  20. Bernadette RA

    May 25, 2013

    This news website is generating fictional news for humor sake, etc?….sick…..Just look at what this is now doing to the GENERAL readers. They are being BAITED to read an article of yours and are now hitting each other over those articles, spreading more negativity in our environment. Who is now humored? Only you & a few others like u. This does not REALLY serve our country & the world.

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    • This is so funny I wish I’d known of this site earlier. It’s so refreshing from the gloom and doom of corruption, calamities, and dirty politics news. I think satire can be more effective patama sa mga political kapalmuks. Note the sexy one that reacted to your article that I just read in another news site which led me out of curiosity to this site and voila, I’m hooked!

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  21. Bawal magbasa ng SWN ang pikon at gullible. Pwede mag-contribute? :-)

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  22. geniusevilmad

    June 5, 2013

    Nice. Hoping for more words in your dictionary, like Ambrose Bierce’s.

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  23. Was it coincidence that this was established exactly 10 days after 9/11?

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  24. Can you write an article about how Enrile is now forced to go through rehab (or an intervention) for his Bejeweled addiction?

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/322315/news/nation/enrile-s-fondness-for-bejeweled-irks-miriam

    I feel like that would be a hilarious read.

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  25. Anonymous

    November 5, 2013

    hhhahhahaa.. i thought it was true….

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  26. Anonymous

    November 5, 2013

    ang pagkamali ay d sinasadya. lesson na yan para sa lahat

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  27. Write on, SWN. I’m your new fan. I intend to dig up all your back articles and laugh myself silly with your political satires. They are outrageously hilarious! A word of caution, unless you’re a medical doctor, you might get yourself into trouble for dispensing the best medicine.

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  28. Anonymous

    February 12, 2014

    When satire appears as real as the reality it is commenting, then you have made it into the realm of propaganda. Kudos SWA! Keep it up.

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  29. I really like the articles here and I’ve been reading for sometime. But aren’t there any archives of the old news? Thank you. I’d like to read what I might have missed. :)

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  30. Anonymous

    March 4, 2014

    Dont Effing Stop! Keep it up!

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  31. Morning, In my BizMir editorial for this Sat., I will be mentioning your website. Just a heads up. John

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