‘Fake News’ Writer Found Dead in Florida Home

by on 27/09/17 at 9:55 am

Phillip Fester age 38 was a prolific writer for Satire World.com

Phillip Fester age 38 was a prolific writer for Satire World.com

Many readers were often tricked into believing  Phillip Fester's fake news stories were real.

Many readers were often tricked into believing Phillip Fester’s fake news stories were real.

A 2012 story by Fester about gay Jewish Klu Klux Klan members almost started a riot in Brooklyn, NY.

A 2012 story by Fester about gay Jewish Klu Klux Klan members almost started a riot in Brooklyn, NY.

A 2010 fake news story by Fester where he said authorities in Blountstown cut down all but one tree in the county dog park prompted an animal lovers outcry.

A 2010 fake news story by Fester where he said authorities in Blountstown cut down all but one tree in the county dog park prompted an animal lovers outcry.


Blountstown, FL [satireworld.com]-

A leading purveyor of fake news in the 2012 and 2016 presidential election has died outside the sleepy Florida town of Blountstown at the age of 38.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tobias Roja said Tuesday authorities discovered Phillip Fester dead in his bed on Sept. 18.

Roja said the county medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs of foul play. He said Fester had a history of marijuana abuse and that “evidence at the scene suggested this could be an accidental overdose of weed.”

Fester was known for writing false stories and spreading internet hoaxes that often went viral on Facebook and hoodwinked hundreds of thousands of people. He was a writer for the infamous Satire World.com, an online news source.

Fester’s work included a story claiming President Barack Obama was gay and a radical Muslim. A story about Hillary Clinton being a lesbian, and another saying protesters were being paid thousands of dollars to demonstrate against Donald Trump’s during campaign rallies. He is most noted for a 2007 article which stated as truth that Bill Clinton had sex with an alien in a Martian UFO piloted by Elvis Presley while campaigning for Hillary’s 2008 presidential bid. The story went viral and had to be downplayed by various church groups in Arkansas and a statement from Al Gore.

Fester took on greater prominence during the presidential election when fake news stories were widely shared on social media by gullible readers during the race between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In an interview with The Washington Post in 2016, Fester said he thought Trump won the White House because of him. Fester said Hillary supporters were either too lazy or too stupid and didn’t fact-check his stories before posting them on their Facebook pages and sending them to friends.

Annoying Rash, Fester’s brother and fellow fake news writer, said Phillip considered his work satire and explained that his brother’s unique eye for hoaxes and hypocrisy at a young age later worked as clickbait in the internet world.

“So I think that was a lot of the genius behind a lot of his work was pushing ideas that either people wanted to believe or thought was possible,” Rash said. He also added that liberals are the easiest to trick into thinking that ‘someone’s fucking with them.’

Casey said toxicology reports from the medical examiner’s office are still pending. The case will remain open until those results are known and a cause of death is finalized.

Annoying Rash said they grew up in London, UK before moving to Florida as teenagers. He said both he and his brother Phillip were drawing and making political cartoons at a very young age and took an interest in US politics.

Rash said while his brother was pigeonholed as a Trump supporter after a member of the Clinton family shared one of his stories, he was always transparent about his views and it was obvious that he wasn’t.

Rash discounted rumors that Phillip Fester was ‘purposely deposed’ by rival political factions after a Chevy Volt with Hillary bumper stickers was seen parked across from his home.



One Response to “‘Fake News’ Writer Found Dead in Florida Home”

  1. O'Leg Pee

    Sep 27th, 2017

    Fowl play? Maybe he croaked after a game of chicken with Obama.

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