I created ScrappleFace.com in July 2002, writing family-friendly "fake but true" news stories. Thanks to InstaPundit.com, thousands of bloggers, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, James Taranto, Michelle Malkin and many more, the site entertained some 14 million visitors during its initial 8-year run.
As of May 2015, I'm writing, hosting and producing a weekly series of short satire videos called "Scott Ott Thought," for PJTV, which are also on http://YouTube.com/c/ScottOtt
In September 2011, I created "PJ News Break with Scott Ott", a video satirecast on PJTV.com (also on the ScrappleFace channel at YouTube). I write and anchor this thrice-weekly, 3-minute satirical review of the day's top news stories. I also co-host a news commentary and humor show on PJTV called Trifecta, with Bill Whttle and Stephen Green. My 20-part (non-satirical) series on the making of the Constitution, "Freedom's Charter", is available to members of PJTV, although you can watch a preview episode or two for free.
In 2004, I published my first book, "Axis of Weasels," and in 2010 I followed up with "Laughing at Obama: Volume I", and then "Our Fickle Constitution" (June 2012), and most recently "Hope That Changes: Remembering the Final Days of the Obama Quadrennium" -- all from MacMenamin Press. I also penned a chapter on Politics and Journalism for "The New Media Frontier," a book from Crossway edited by Roger Overton.
In 2009, I ran for office for the first time and came within 862 votes out of 41,000 cast of defeating a popular incumbent Democrat county executive. In 2010, I was elected to the Pennsylvania State Republican Committee, and in 2011 I ran with a reform team that won three seats on the nine-member county commissioner board, where I served as vice chairman. I ran for County Executive again in 2013, and lost to the County's director of administration.
I live in McKinney, Texas, with my lovely bride. We have four children.