The Onion's Clickhole rebrands as PatriotHole to parody conservative sites

The Onion's Clickhole rebrands as PatriotHole to parody conservative sites
© screenshot via ClickHole.com

The Onion's satirical website ClickHole announced Wednesday it is rebranding itself as “PatriotHole,” an apparent parody of conservative news sites.

“Lovers of liberty, defenders of America, fearless clickers of content, rejoice,” the site wrote in an announcement. “Your exclusively Christian prayers have been answered.”

“Sometime between November 7 and November 9 of last year, we heard a shout. A loud shout. A shout called Real America. And when Real America shouted, it shouted clearly and in ALL CAPS,” the site wrote in its statement announcing the change.

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“We listened to that shout, and then we decided we could make money off of that shout. That’s why today, we are proud to present you with PatriotHole: the internet’s last stand against the tyranny of the Leftist Media.”

The site’s tagline, “A loud light in the darkness,” appears below the new logo and in the page’s Twitter account and seems to be a play on The Washington Post’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

A few of the headlines on the top of the PatriotHole web page include: “What The Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You: 16 Years Ago, Radical Islamic Terrorists Crashed Airplanes Into The World Trade Center, Killing Thousands Of Hardworking Americans” and “Commander In Strong: These 4 Pictures Of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE Not Being Attacked By Birds Prove That He Has Utter Dominion Over The Skies.”

The parody site’s announcement does not indicate whether the rebranding is a long-term change.

The Onion launched in 1988 as a satirical newspaper. In 2014 it launched ClickHole, a parody of “clickbait” content that appeared to be modeled after sites such as BuzzFeed and Upworthy.