About

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.”

For feedback and suggestions:

Twitter: @sowhatsnews

Facebook: facebook.com/sowhatsnews

Email: sowhatsnews@gmail.com

*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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Comments & suggestions? Fire away below.  :)

53 thoughts on “About

  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

    • To the authorr/blogger, Putang Ina mo! Hindi naman nakakatawa. ginagawa mong bobo ang nagbabasa nito. Lumalabas na sinisiraan mo ang mga personalities na tinutokuy mo dito. Your feeble attempt at satire falls flat, Hilig mong mangopya sa satire format ng iba, hindi ka naman marunong gumawa ng satire. Sana matuto ka naman kung ano ang rules of engagement of satire, para naman hindi ka magmukhang trying hard. You don’t know shit about satire. smh.

  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 :)

  3. 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!

    • 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. :)

      • 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. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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 =)

  7. 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

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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/

    • 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! :)

  10. 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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

    • 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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. :)

  18. Hello admins!

    I am an avid reader of yours! I really like your blog.

    I am actually doing a research on satirical news and blogs for my research paper in grad school. Would you mind if I feature you? Also, if it’s okay with you (I was actually looking for a feedback page but can’t find it so I can contact you), can you send me a PM in cao,ruepert@yahoo.com if it’s okay for me to ask you a few questions about your blog?

    Thank you very much! Hoping for your positive response :D

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