Jumping in Pools Blog is a website that specializes in writing realistic but fake stories, publishing them and then watching who will link to their bogus news story. The blog does not identify itself as a satire site and several of their satire pieces are so close to fact that it is hard to tell the difference. Don’t be fooled. Several conservatives have fallen for their pranks and Reuters even published one of their posts at least once. This is a dangerous website.
"Specializes in writing realistic but fake stories.", considering 99% of all articles posted on this blog are opinion pieces, news stories, or even some polls, how one could arrive that the website "specializes" on one area or another is impossible to conclude. I guess we are a dangerous blog for the interview we conducted with Republican candidate for Congress, Isaac Hayes from Illinois?
The reason we do not have a giant banner warning people we are a satire website, is because we are not a satire website. And every article written which is satire, is labeled as satire. As for being so close to the truth, that is what makes good satire! If Conservatism 99% of the time, and satire 1% is dangerous, then I am in good company.
The latest conservatives to fall for one of their fake news stories were Rush Limbaugh and Michael Ledeen. On August 25 Jumping in Pools posted a fake article about Obama’s far left college thesis. Obama wrote his thesis on a nuke free world. He never released it during the campaign because it is reportedly filled with radical slurs against America. The state-run media never cared much about it. So in August Jumping in Pools posted one of their fake stories claiming they found this thesis.
Once again, labeled as satire. If Mr.Ledeen had read the fine print, then you wouldn't be bashing us right now.
Last week Rush’s team and Michael fell victim to the prank. Tonight the state-run media is getting a good laugh at Rush’s expense.
Not like the laughs Conservatives get every night by reading NewsBusters, a website which chronicles satire 24/7, that satire would be the main stream media attempting to cover the news.
I have always respected your talent over at Gateway Pundit, I expected you to have more credibility then this. Horrid website = barackobama.com
Occasionally I get emails from readers pointing me to this blog. It is obviously still fooling its readers. Please pay particular attention and remember the name of this horrid website. Don’t let yourself fall victim to their high school humor.