Artisanally crafted fake news

"According to Elmore, he wasn't quite ready to go to sleep when he retired to his bedroom around 1:15 AM- so he decided to engage in one of his favorite activities: breaking down and cleaning one of his firearms. The firearm that Elmore decided to break down and clean was his M24 Sniper Riffle (officially referred to as the M24 Sniper Weapon System).

At approximately 1:50 AM, after cleaning and reassembling the rifle, Elmore rested it on the sill of his bedroom window to adjust its scope. While adjusting the scope it unintentionally landed on one of his neighbor across the street's open windows; Elmore told police and reporters that he was amazed at what he saw happening inside. Elmore told local ABC affiliate reporter Karen Lodestone, I honestly thought I was dreaming hallucinating at first, it took over a minute for the situation to fully register in my brain.

What Elmore saw through the high-powered scope on his riffle[sic] was his neighbors, Fredrick and Lydia Cole tied to chairs in their upstairs family-room. The couple's 2-children Douglas (11-years-old) and Daniel (6-years-old) were sitting near their mother also tied to kitchen-style chairs."


Note the clever weird double word trick, which in the original article fell perfectly on a line break. This is very meta-aware and refined meme skills.

This disclaimer on the website, which is nearly impossible to find, is a great example of the fake news era we are living in:

"The Seattle Tribune is a news and entertainment satire web publication. The Seattle Tribune may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within The Seattle Tribune are fictional and presumably satirical news with the exception of our list style articles that include relevant sources. The content published on The Seattle Tribune is intended to be entertainment and is often intended to generate thought and discussion among its readers. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help, please consult a professional. The Seattle Tribune is not intended for children under the age of 18."

tags: memes,fake_news,meme,guns,meta,information_warfare