Example: [Dead Serious News, November 2010]
[Rest of article here.]
Origins: Current events and fears often make for the most potent forms of satire, and hot on the heels of a vigorous debate in November 2010 over the forms and effectiveness of security measures employed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at U.S. airports came a few pieces of satire which hit so close to home that they were widely circulated as real news items. One (covered here in a separate article) involved a TSA agent allegedly caught pleasuring himself to images of airline travelers displayed on a body scanner, and the other (referenced above) described a gay man purportedly arrested for ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent.
The multiple stereotypical gay references in the latter article (e.g., an interior designer named Percy Cummings being arrested at a
In a follow-up piece also satirizing current events, Dead Serious News reported that "thousands of documents related to the recent arrest" of the aforementioned Percy Cummings would be released on the WikiLeaks web site.
Last updated: 2 December 2010