Waterford Whispers

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Waterford Whispers is an Irish satirical news website founded and edited by comedy writer Colm Williamson, who sometimes writes under the pen name "Bill Badbody". It is considered the Hibernian equivalent of the American site The Onion, the Australian The Betoota Advocate,Wikipedia or the British site, The Daily Mash. It was started by Williamson when he was laid off as a pub manager in Dublin at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. He later relocated himself to the small town of Tramore, near the south-eastern county town of the same name. Since then it has grown to be a notable site in Irish "news" and entertainment and has done several books,[1] a theatre tour and work for the entertainment division of RTÉ.

Like other English-speaking websites, it gives out headlines for tongue-in-cheek articles including…


Unfortunately matching other satire websites, it has been misunderstood for genuine news, including an article of a successful North Korean space exploration mission to the Sun that was picked by Canada Free Press.[2][3] Other ones include; Michelle Obama thinking that the Irish are ugly motherfuckers,[4][5] and the Catholic Church says that Jesus isn't coming back.[6][7]

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