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(MSNBC)   Add a pinch of Fark, teaspoon of a hoax story and a cup full of sloppy journalism and you get the power of Fark. Again   ( divider line
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59688 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2004 at 10:46 AM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-11-30 10:48:19 AM  
Then, after a few phone calls, the source of the story was found -, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion.

Waitaminute.... you mean people on Fark post fake news stories???

2004-11-30 10:49:49 AM not news...its !!
2004-11-30 10:50:00 AM  
I'm appalled they are comparing to the freaking onion....

thats like comparing apples and onions.... or something
2004-11-30 10:50:10 AM  

/Very long article for such a simple hoax
2004-11-30 10:50:29 AM  
No sir. I don't see it.
2004-11-30 10:50:55 AM  
The funny thing is that I never even saw anything like this on fark.
2004-11-30 10:50:58 AM  
I think what cheeses me off is that Fark keeps getting compared to the Onion. Can't anyone figure out that while, from time to time, a fake news story does pop up (labeled as SATIRE for fark's sake), that FARK is a portal to real news (and boobies) that just has better headlines?

2004-11-30 10:51:15 AM  
mahakala: Very long article for such a simple hoax

That's because the author of this story had about 30 quotes from other stories or websites... all fluff.
2004-11-30 10:51:24 AM  
I heard it on our local radio station. Hoax - ha!
2004-11-30 10:51:40 AM  
Now how do you get one over on lazy morning zoo radio crews that rip off both stories and comments from FARK?
2004-11-30 10:51:44 AM  
But, the story was obviously fake. It purports to come from TV station WTF-TV.

Heh, funny.
2004-11-30 10:51:44 AM  
"WTF" is short-hand for a colorful expletive phrase.

Really?? What phrase is that?
2004-11-30 10:51:46 AM  
Tell me again, why does anyone believe anything that comes out of the media?
2004-11-30 10:51:50 AM  
damn....we are fake now. rock on
2004-11-30 10:52:00 AM  
serves the journalists right. lazy bastards. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call the police station or the site of the incident. But noooo, that'd be too hard.

Someone should get fired over this.
2004-11-30 10:52:34 AM  
Does that mean the opinions are Fark are fake too???

/Never sweats during Flame wars - that must be why.

//Knows full wel that the spelling on Fark is VERY fake.
2004-11-30 10:52:34 AM  
Then, after a few phone calls, the source of the story was found -, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion.

What the hell? The last time I checked Fark and the Onion were two entirely different types of "news" reporting. I feel a letter to the editor type thing coming on.
2004-11-30 10:53:10 AM  
A JOKE news website?
It's not news...

I think that MSNBC is miffed that they may have to do real journalism instead of relying on Fark all the time.
2004-11-30 10:53:34 AM  
What the hell? The last time I checked Fark and the Onion were two entirely different types of "news" reporting. I feel a letter to the editor type thing coming on.

Lazy journalism begets more lazy journalism.
2004-11-30 10:53:34 AM  
And the "journalist" reporting on the story about poor reporting, calls Fark a fake news site like the Onion. Is that ironic or just stupid? I forget sometimes.
2004-11-30 10:53:42 AM  
Then, after a few phone calls, the source of the story was found -, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion.

Um...since this is not actually true about Fark - that would MSNBC'S story ironically inaccurate...

How about investigating first?
2004-11-30 10:54:33 AM  
Wow, you'd think that journalists were supposed to check facts or something.
2004-11-30 10:54:41 AM  
Fark better be careful of this boy-cries-wolf syndrome that the adolescents around here find so amusing.

/There's more to life than being able to post "PWNED!".
2004-11-30 10:54:42 AM  

These things never get old. Or less scary.
2004-11-30 10:54:50 AM  
Original article:

Original Fark Thread:

Reason why Joe and Bill did it:

All links pop.
2004-11-30 10:54:56 AM  
I am the host of a morning show.... while i do use fark for stories, i dont rip off the comments as blatently as i hear our satilite jocks. But I can also tell they dont have TF, they only ripoff quotes from stories that have been green lighted.

i have tons of sources for weirdnews btw: etc etc. anyways... thats my 2 cents.
2004-11-30 10:54:58 AM  
Then, after a few phone calls, the source of the story was found -, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion.

Heh, too bad the "joke news" stories are put up for the express purpose of cathing the legitimate news outlets (who shamelessly steal from FARK without proper credit) with their collective pants down.
2004-11-30 10:55:34 AM  
Hey, the Onion is at least funny.
2004-11-30 10:56:33 AM  
Unavailable for comment....

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2004-11-30 10:56:55 AM  
Dan Rather's already playing for another team?
2004-11-30 10:57:02 AM  
Was this a satire link (probably posted without the Satire tag)? If not, this entire story doesn't make any sense. In fact, even so, this entire story doesn't make any sense, because 95%+ of the stories here are real, or at least proport to be real (I mean, and a few of the other sources used frequently here are about as reliable as the Weekly World News).

So, basically, MSNBC sucks at the Internet as much as ABC radio does.
2004-11-30 10:58:13 AM  
This is the level of media discourse we can expect, unless you lazy apathetic masses start demanding some journalistic intergrity.


2004-11-30 10:58:40 AM  
Then, after a few phone calls, the source of the story was found -, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion.

An article about misinformation, giving misinformation.

Onion != Fark on any level of comparision.
2004-11-30 10:59:18 AM  
That is really funny. The reach of this place freaks me out sometimes. ;)
2004-11-30 10:59:30 AM  
I think it's ironic that the article credits Fark for the story, when Fark only had a link to it. You'd think they'd properly research a news story about a news story that wasn't properly researched.

/my head hurts
2004-11-30 10:59:32 AM  
Most news stories contain glaring inaccuracies like this. Reporters are either retards or liars.
2004-11-30 10:59:32 AM  
The story was perpetuated by MSNBC, a joke news station, similar to Fox News...

/I feel better now
2004-11-30 11:01:22 AM  
Hazelton Hedgehogs! That logo is awesome!

Don't forget to check the Hazelton traffic update.
2004-11-30 11:01:51 AM  
Faux news fairly unbalanced.
2004-11-30 11:01:59 AM  
Hey, did anyone see Reno 911 a couple last week or the week before? Several members of the Reno Police Department were protecting Kenny Rogers at a book signing but to keep the location secure, they ripped down all the signs telling people about the book signing. And then at the end, Kenny gets shot by a deranged fan. I couldn't help but think of the episode when I read this.
2004-11-30 11:02:26 AM  

I noticed that Mancow, rips the Fark headlines, almost verbatum, and in pretty much the same order they're listed on any given day, and gives no credit.

Basically at the end of the day today, look at the articles. Tomorrow turn on the cow, and when he does his little 30 second headline lists note how similar it is to

me thinks one of his interns must be a farkophile.
2004-11-30 11:03:36 AM  
I bet my lazy ass local morning radio show read that hoax as news. they always do the lazy bastards... then never list a correction or admit they are asshats.
2004-11-30 11:03:42 AM  
I dont think thats considered 'power'.
plagerizing commercial "hook" lines is NOT funny.
/hates slash comments too.
2004-11-30 11:04:13 AM  
Can anyone tell me if the Hedgehogs beat the Yorktown Yorkies on saturday night?
2004-11-30 11:04:14 AM  
Yeah, what tbase said.
2004-11-30 11:04:30 AM  
Too much damn reading!
2004-11-30 11:04:39 AM  
Mancow is an enormous asshole and a gas powered douchebag. I doubt he has an original thought in a year.
2004-11-30 11:04:46 AM, a joke news Web site, similar to The Onion

Ahh... no wonder all the Reuter-Guantanamo tactics "tantamount to torture" threads are being red-lighted. FARK is sashaying into being a joke.

Website. A joke website...
2004-11-30 11:05:05 AM  
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2004-11-30 11:05:16 AM  

Hee hee.....
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