Fact checking parody

Facebook and Politifact have teamed up to warn the social media giant’s users that parody is not reality.



an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.


produce a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre)

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Gallagher Named To Top 100 NJ Media List

MMM publisher Art Gallagher has once again been named to InsiderNJ’s Insider 100 Media List…just barely this year, coming in at #99 after being number 47 in the inaugural list in 2017.

Thanks to Editor Max Pizarro for the recognition and especially for using better picture of Gallagher this year.

Congratulations to all the journalists, columnists and bloggers who made the list.

Special thank yous to U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Kivvit  for that ads congratulating all the recipients.



Posted: October 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Media, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Media | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Best Hurricane Irma photos, videos and quips from social media

Much of New Jersey showed its support for Florida while it was beset by Hurricane Irma Saturday and Sunday, including Gov. Chris Christie. Everyone in NJ understands how Floridians feel tonight. We have sent NJSP, NJ Nat’l Guard & NJ utility men. We stand with you today & always — Governor Christie (@GovChristie) September 10, 2017… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Media, News, Social Media | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Ken Kurson Resigns As Observer’s Editor-in-Chief

photo via Facebook by I. Trump

Ken Kurson has resigned as Editor-in-Chief of Observeraccording to multiple published reports.

Kurson will be joining Teneo Strategy, a division of Teneo Holdings, a global CEO advisory firm, as a senior managing director.

Described as a close friend of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor who owned Observer prior Trump’s inauguration, Kurson was publisher since 2013.  During his tenure, Observer dropped “New York” from its title, becoming an online only publication. Kurson merged PolitickerNJ, another Kushner property into Observer.

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Posted: May 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Media, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News

Fox News has officially cut ties with its biggest prime time star, Bill O’Reilly, following sexual harassment claims lodged against him. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Media | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Anatomy of a Media Fabricated News Story – Gannett Style

Tommy DeSeno1By Tom DeSeno

This morning (March 2nd 2016) people in the shore area in the central part of New Jersey woke up to an editorial in the Asbury Park Press, the only daily newspaper that serves two large counties, viciously attacking Governor Christie and demanding his resignation.

“Wow” the people of Monmouth and Ocean counties must have thought.   “This editorial staff must have really put a great deal of independent thought into this, to be this hard on the Governor,” they must have thought.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Chris Christie, Media, NJ Media, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Brian Williams will stay at NBC, but not as anchor, reports say

After months of internal investigation into the “NBC Nightly News” anchor’s work, Brian Williams will stay at NBC, according to a CNN report. When his suspension from the network ends in August, Williams will take on a new role, the report says, citing sources with knowledge of the decision. The specifics of that job are not… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Media, News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Sanctimonious Pundits Get Christie Mocking Wrong

“I never thought I’d see so much of your anatomy” –The Camel Toe Movie

By Art Gallagher

11390166_10153310805449694_2321694108834720753_nRespected columnists on both the left and right have come to Governor Chris Christie’s defense against the viral social and new media reaction to the ridiculously embarrassing photos of Christie in a way too tight softball uniform last week.

Star Ledger sports columnist Steve Politi writes that we should give Christie credit for not being ashamed of his body and applaud him for putting on the skin tight uniform that revealed both girth and a lack thereof and getting on the field to raise money for a very good cause–the families of slain New York City police officers.  Politi noted that he was fat in high school and that he’s covered high school sports.  Therefore, he argued, we should not ridicule Christie because fat kids might stop participating in sports.

A Star Ledger editorial, presumably written by Editorial Page Editor Tom Moran who launched Christie’s YouTube career when he lectured to Governor on his manners, lectures his readers for acting like fifth graders, asks if we’d tolerate such nastiness if a female politician dressed like Christie did last week, and like Politi, asked if it would have been better if Christie had not taken the field in his tight white pants, as if Christie did not have another choice.  Moran, if he wrote the editorial, did not mention if he has ever been fat.

Ken Kurson, publisher of The Observer and a friend to many MMM regular readers, writes that he used to be fat and probably will be again while dubbing the social and new media’s reaction to the Governor’s appearance as “Disgraceful and Stupid Fat Shaming.”

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Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Media, Opinion, Social Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Brian Williams tried to replace Letterman, report says

assetContent (54)Suspended “NBC Nightly News” anchor and Middletown native Brian Williams wanted to take over for late-night comedian David Letterman, but was ultimately rebuffed, according to an account in New York magazine. The outlet reports that Williams, who is suspended after exaggerating his experiences in Iraq, pitched his comedic services to CBS chief Les Moonves. Moonves ultimately… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Media | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Brian Williams tried to replace Letterman, report says

New Facebook Feature Designed To Help Users Touch Base In Case Of Emergency


Facebook has unveiled a new feature that most people probably wish they will never have to use: Safety Check, a tool designed to make it easier for members of the social network to keep in contact in case of natural disaster. Inspired by the use of technology and social media during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami… Read the rest of this entry »
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