Chuck Tingle, whose erotic “Tingler” novels like Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt transcend mere porn, is also a political activist in his own way. During the election cycle, he released a Bernie Sanders novel and tweeted fact-checks of the debates, coming out against “DOMALD TROMP,” who he says is a demon from the void dimension. Now that the void demon is in charge, Tingle has taken a new tack: He’s launched a site called Buttbart.
Buttbart is Tingle’s answer to Breitbart, the popular and controversial news source for the white nationalist alt-right movement. It’s a satire, but not a straightforward parody; it’s a fanciful expansion of Tingle’s previous anti-Trump site, trumpdebatefacts.
The same way Tingle’s books come at real-world issues and questions of metaphysics with a sort of fantastical, magical realism, Buttbart treats Trump the metaphorical crab-demon as literal. The real news is expanded and electrified to the proportions a Tingler requires.
As its tagline says, less ironically than you might think, “WE TAKE THE TRUTH SERIOUSLY.”
Current headlines on Buttbart include “FBI Finds Irrefutable Link Between Trump’s Presidential Campaign And Northern Bear Devils Above The Frozen Lake” and “Donald Trump Develops State Of The Art ‘Embarrassment Machine’ To Create New And Inventive Ways Of Humiliating Himself.“
Not, strictly speaking, true: However, Trump’s Twitter gaffes and the FBI’s report on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s involvement in the U.S. election are both real things.
The articles are all by Tingle, and edited by his “son, name of Jon.” It’s still not clear exactly who Tingle is, whether he’s a real man from Montana or the pseudonymous creation of someone living a completely different life.
What has been confirmed, though, is that Tingle is a genius who does his part to prove love is real for all the buckaroos and hard buds out there.