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Fake News

December 29, 2016

By Piotr Kuczynski

In a surprise move, FOX News is changing its name to be symbolically more appropriate. The fox, known for being wild and for duping the dogs who follow it, will be abandoned in favor of a more domestic animal—a male goose. And the “fair and balanced” motto will be replaced with an emphasis on how the station’s journalistic standards are “proper.” Network executives have assured their viewers that while the image is being updated, the news coverage will remain the same as ever.

Network fans will now be treated to the more aptly named Proper Gander News.

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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8 Responses to Fake News

  1. January 2, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Such an improper Proper Gander!

    • Bill Spencer
      January 2, 2017 at 7:27 am

      I think FOX sometimes might have an agenda.

  2. December 31, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I’d rather be goosed than take a gander at that.

    • Bill Spencer
      December 31, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Live the goose. Be a goose liver.

  3. Bill Y Ledden
    December 31, 2016 at 5:02 am

    I won’t be having a gander myself.

    • Bill Spencer
      December 31, 2016 at 6:30 am

      They’ll do anything to goose ratings.

  4. December 29, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Such a thin line between proper and preposterous.

    • Bill Spencer
      December 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

      FOX? or FAUX?

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