not real news, but it is also not “fake news”
You may be wondering: if you’re not real news, how can you NOT be fake news? Depending on who is defining it, fake news is most commonly one of two things: (1) real news that you call fake because you don’t like it or (2) news that pretends to be real but is fake (the best definition). Some Kind of Diaper is something entirely different: satire, which imitates real news kind of like how a caricature sketch the artist at the mall makes does indeed look like you, but with exaggerated features. Started in 2016 in Seattle, WA, SKOD is a labor of love. The site earns it’s revenue from advertising.
the details about Some Kind of Diaper
Some Kind of Diaper (SKOD) is the largest publisher of an emerging genre of narrative satirical news that is often told “purposefully missing the point”, or with other flaws of judgement, such as having blindly accepted a dogma or displaced values.
For example, in a story about the police beating of a black man with persistent sexual arousal syndrome, the cost of cleaning the soiled uniforms are obsessed upon, whereas the physical and psychological injury to the beaten man are not mentioned, other than to compare and belittle. As a reader with normal human empathy progresses sentence by sentence through the story, they would have to notice the complete lack of attention to the beaten man’s well-being or cause. Instead, the news becomes the petty issue of who should pay for the dry-cleaning bill, and the only political take-away is a vague one about government spending of tax payer money, instead of the brutal police beating and the problematic handling of race, violence, probable cause, and mental health by law enforcement.
Another feature of this emerging style of satire evident is plot that evolves through multiple stories. In one story we learn of the police department’s bitterness for the local community because of budget cuts they voted on, but we learn of all of this in the context of a story about a series of unsolved crimes that can be solved by a reader paying close attention between stories: someone has been lacing the dog park water bowl with Viagra, and by learning of the police department’s budget cuts in one story, in another story we can see that it must be the police themselves who are dosing the water bowls.
The risk the satirist takes is that the creator can be confused with the narrator by readers who don’t understand the satirical device in play, and thus appears racist, ignorant, or hateful and stupid in so many ways. One of the reasons we’re sharing how our stories are devised is because we expect an angry, offended reader would read the About Us section for some explaining. If you are reading this for said reason, we understand that you probably just went through an emotional reaction which was angering, and we want you to know that reaction is OK, but the creator’s views are typically the opposite of the one that angers you – by definition, that’s what satire does.
SKOD Avoids the “Sole Situational” Stories Popular in Other Satirical News
On SKOD, you’ll never find “sole situational” stories (e.g. “Man On Verge of Self-Realization Instead Turns to God”) made popular by The Onion. The sole situationals are stories about an otherwise obscure person in an often ironic predicament, like a man who is on the “cusp of having fun” but then remembers his credit card bills. There is only one rule about SKOD stories we follow when writing, and it’s that they cannot be this sole situational style. We won’t tell you why because we don’t want to sound critical (we really admire The Onion).
Man On Verge Of Self-Realization Instead Turns To God
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