Fake News: Scaramucci Did NOT Post Nude Photos Of His Wife As Revenge For Divorce

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news website The Nevada County Scooper posted an article titled "Scaramucci Posts Nude Photos Of His Wife As Revenge For Divorce". It opened:

Washington D.C. -- Senior Advisor to the President, Anthony Scaramucci is no stranger to controversy. From the beginning of his career at Goldman Sachs to his recent successful selling of global investment firm Skybridge Capital, Scaramucci has been in the gilded spotlight. The spotlight that he is currently in may be more than he bargained for.

Scaramucci's wife, Deidre Ball, filed for divorce citing her husband's "blind political ambition" as her main reason for leaving him. Scaramucci has hit back by posting nude pictures of Ball to his Twitter account earlier this evening, posting "Now everyone can see her 'blind' ambition." The pictures show Ball completely nude in very suggestive poses, obviously meant to be kept private.

The article then suggests the photos can be looked at on another fake news website named The Federal Scooper (www.federalscooper.com), which shares the same Adsense account (ca-pub-1272758567195471) as the Nevada County Scooper so it is probably operated by the same people.


Of course there are no such photos to be found at that website. The Nevada County Scooper (NCScooper) is a fake news website with following satire disclaimer on their Terms and Conditions page:

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This website is satirical in scope and intent. It provides social criticism in a satirical, sometimes news-genre setting. We are not a fake news site, but rather an entertainment one. Sometimes it's just plain-old crappy writing with a few bad jokes. Anyhow, if this offends you, you might want to consider doing something else with your time not looking at the Internet. Really, the quality of your life will improve dramatically. Also, our intention is not to fool anyone, but if you do get fooled please don't sweat it. Please have fun and lighten up and watch out for Snopes.com. We're not sure they've had all their vaccinations.

It does seem like plenty of people would like to have a look at Deirdre Ball in the nude as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article shows. They are of course sorely disappointed because there are no such pictures at the other site. Currently The Federal Scooper does happen to be running a different fake story titled "Nude Photos Of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Leaked" but that one also doesn't have the promised pictures.

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