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(Huffington Post)   The system goes on-line August 4th, 1980. Human decisions are removed from reporting the news. Newscorp begins to learn, at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. eastern time, April 14   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 83
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2009-04-15 08:14:05 AM
I thought NewsCorp already owned a system like this. Didn't they spend a shiatload of money buying Myspace? I know when one person on my friends list sends out some retarded bulletin, I'm sure to get it fifteen more times...
 
2009-04-15 09:22:00 AM
As if the content weren't slanted enough. Now it can be centrally controlled.
 
2009-04-15 09:43:15 AM
Diogenes: As if the content weren't slanted enough. Now it can be centrally controlled.

It's all part of the "reputable sources" side of creating truth. One whackjob website spins a story about Obama eating stem-cell omlets and it's a stupid unsubstantiated rumor. Ten websites do so, and it carries the smell of authenticity. Remember that nowadays, the reality check of a news story is to hit Google News and search for it. If you get that "all 15 news articles" result, then it's "real".

It's not even a tinfoil-hat conspiracy. They're doing it straight out in the open and assuming that most people are simply too ignorant to know/care.
 
2009-04-15 10:02:22 AM
Wait, what the hell are ya'll talking about?


/Couldn't concentrate:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/13/naked-padma-lakshmi-chels_n_186090.htm l
 
2009-04-15 10:04:52 AM
Remember that scene from Wayne's World where Robert Patrick pulls over their car and asks if they've seen John Conner?

Yeah. That was cool.
 
2009-04-15 10:06:16 AM
On April 15 2009 an unknown virus irrevocably infected Fark causing links(NSFW) to Nude Photos to be replaced by bland news articles about bland news companies. The resulting world panic started a second dark age.
 
2009-04-15 10:11:51 AM
So what exactly is the difference between this and, say, content sharing agreements between NBC/MSNBC/CNBC and the Washington Post? Other than the political slant, of course...
 
2009-04-15 10:12:30 AM
NSFW pictures in sidebar?
 
2009-04-15 10:17:59 AM
img186.imageshack.us

/thinks they're doing it wrong
 
2009-04-15 10:19:05 AM
i12.photobucket.com

Worldwide.
 
2009-04-15 10:19:28 AM
Excellent! Soon FoxCorp will become the ultimate power in media, and we will deal with you Libtards soon enough!
 
2009-04-15 10:20:02 AM
"Moody will be charged with improving newsgathering efficiencies and identifying cost-savings ..."
We all know what that means in the newspaper business. Slash jobs.
 
2009-04-15 10:20:20 AM
bilbo douchebaggins: Wait, what the hell are ya'll talking about?


/Couldn't concentrate:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/13/naked-padma-lakshmi-chels_n_186090.htm l


Amen to that, Padma is so yummy.
 
2009-04-15 10:20:42 AM
Thisbymaster: NSFW pictures in sidebar?

It's more likely than you think.
 
2009-04-15 10:21:13 AM
dahmers love zombie: Diogenes:

It's not even a tinfoil-hat conspiracy. They're doing it straight out in the open and assuming that most people are simply too ignorant to know/care.


The sad truth is, they're right. Most people couldn't care less about actual events as long as they're up to date on American Idol, NASCAR &/or celebrity gossip.
 
2009-04-15 10:23:20 AM
mark12A: Excellent! Soon FoxCorp will become the ultimate power in media, and we will deal with you Libtards soon enough!

And well on our way to making Idiocracy a reality.
 
2009-04-15 10:24:00 AM
Thisbymaster: NSFW pictures in sidebar?

If an obviously censored picture of a sidebum in a sidebar article offends your W, quit.
 
2009-04-15 10:25:48 AM
Came in for Mr. Universe leaving saddened.
 
2009-04-15 10:26:35 AM
Isn't an article from Huffington Post regarding Fox News kind of like the holy grail of partisanship?
 
2009-04-15 10:29:33 AM
MasterThief: So what exactly is the difference between this and, say, content sharing agreements between NBC/MSNBC/CNBC and the Washington Post? Other than the political slant, of course...

This is a lot more incestuous. Which is hot.
 
2009-04-15 10:32:57 AM
Approves

moviesmedia.ign.com

/personal favorite of the Brosnan Bonds, despite everyone else hating it
 
2009-04-15 10:34:53 AM
apexfork: Isn't an article from Huffington Post regarding Fox News kind of like the holy grail of partisanship?

No, because Huffington Post is an opinion site. Much like Glen Beck, Hannity, etc. They're opinion shows. Their bias is not the problem. The problem is when it leaks to the actual news section.

I have no problem with Fox news having all right-wing opinion shows. Hannity and the like are biased, and that's fine. So is Huffington, Maddow, etc. Again, all well and good.

When your anchors and reporters are... THAT'S a problem.
 
2009-04-15 10:36:00 AM
This is the lamest submission ever, there was nothing in there to justify a Terminator reference. I assume it was just an excuse for the haters to bash Fox News some more? Go ahead, haters. The truth is that the MSM is slanted to the left. Slanted hard. But don't worry, the liberals are firmly in control now, and soon Fox will be gone and we can all enjoy our steady stream of double-speak from Big Brother.
 
2009-04-15 10:39:08 AM
angusparvo: The truth is that the MSM is slanted to the left

What is the MSM?
 
2009-04-15 10:42:43 AM
Flakeloaf: Thisbymaster: NSFW pictures in sidebar?

If an obviously censored picture of a sidebum in a sidebar article offends your W, quit.


Definitely do this. There are plenty of other jobs out there these days, so you can feel good about leaving yours over "smaller" type imbalances.
 
2009-04-15 10:42:56 AM
Brilliant. Now we'll be able to read about the same shiat in the Times,the Sun and all the other crap owned by the Dirty Digger. So much for editorial independence.
 
2009-04-15 10:43:24 AM
MasterThief: So what exactly is the difference between this and, say, content sharing agreements between NBC/MSNBC/CNBC and the Washington Post? Other than the political slant, of course...

They're going to put embedded ads for Beck's Comedy Tour in the upcoming Wolverine movie, for one.
 
2009-04-15 10:43:57 AM
"Selection for Societal Sanity."

/You were drowning in your own virtual waste, anyway.
//Has a computer named GW.
 
2009-04-15 10:51:38 AM
Nothing says "impartiality" like the Huffington Post. Why not put posts from Michelle Malkin, too?
 
2009-04-15 10:52:06 AM
nlscb: Approves



/personal favorite of the Brosnan Bonds, despite everyone else hating it


First image I thought of, too. Don't hate it, really, but it's my least favorite of the PB Bonds.
 
2009-04-15 10:52:27 AM
MasterThief: So what exactly is the difference between this and, say, content sharing agreements between NBC/MSNBC/CNBC and the Washington Post? Other than the political slant, of course...

OMG it's not the same!!! It's way different!!! Like... just realize it!!!


Ok, it's the same.
 
2009-04-15 10:55:39 AM
In making the announcement, CEO Rupert Murdoch called the new portal "vital to our success as a global media entity RNC propaganda distributor."
 
2009-04-15 10:56:29 AM
angusparvo: This is the lamest submission ever, there was nothing in there to justify a Terminator reference. I assume it was just an excuse for the haters to bash Fox News some more? Go ahead, haters. The truth is that the MSM is slanted to the left. Slanted hard. But don't worry, the liberals are firmly in control now, and soon Fox will be gone and we can all enjoy our steady stream of double-speak from Big Brother.

Assuming you had some point, could you try again without the sophomoric name calling? Plus, some references for your claims would be appreciated since while declarations from "on high" might work for you in terms of molding your beliefs as to what is true, others prefer substantiated facts for sources.

I realize that this is inconvenient since it's far easier to just tacitly accept pronouncements as information, especially when the source is emotionally stimulating to your senses and there's a great rush when they tell you things you like to hear. But true understanding involved more than being at their beck and call. You always do have the options to check their facts and claims even though that takes up time and energy which might otherwise go to coming up with a new way to globally discredit people who don't believe what you were told to with fun and silly names.

Personally I welcome people who have different viewpoints, provided they are cogent, thought out, and well articulated. I'm sure you'll agree that your offering to this discussion was none of those three. Did you expect anyone to take your opinion seriously? If not - why did you waste everyone's time - including your own? Is your time so valueless that there's NOTHING else you could have accomplished? That's sad.

Well, I suppose there's that. While you completely failed to be convincing, articulate, or effective, you DID manage to garner someone's pity. I suppose that's helpful to someone who is extremely needy emotionally and intellectually. Make of it what you can.
 
2009-04-15 10:58:32 AM
dietrichthrall.files.wordpress.com

FTFA: "If done well and used properly, this is a great idea,"

Or, if done the way it probably will be, they'll scam crap off of Fark and 4Chan then pass it off as their own.

/it's still not news
 
2009-04-15 11:06:44 AM
Abstruse: I thought NewsCorp already owned a system like this. Didn't they spend a shiatload of money buying Myspace? I know when one person on my friends list sends out some retarded bulletin, I'm sure to get it fifteen more times...

I just ignore my bulletin posts. If anyone REALLY needs to get ahold of me, they can send me a direct message or already know how to contact me outside of MySpace.
 
2009-04-15 11:09:38 AM
They're going to put embedded ads for Beck's Comedy Tour in the upcoming Wolverine movie, for one.

I'd settle for some Simpsons references....

(Cyclops fries a passing jetliner, "D'Oh!")
 
2009-04-15 11:11:26 AM
This sort of smacks of doublespeak for upcoming layoffs at Newscorp, just wrapped up in a slick-albeit-tattered package.

Plus, the reality of FNC's editorial content is patently obvious to any serious news consumer--it may come from different names, but the message is the same. By "sharing resources," the message is more consistent and cheaper to disseminate.

I get the impression FNC is very heavy-handedly managed from top-down, with Ailes at the helm. The new model gives him even greater control of the tone and tenor he wishes to maintain.

Frankly, this isn't much of a surprise, apart from the fact that it's taken them this long to arrive at it.
 
2009-04-15 11:13:42 AM
Dear Usomniac,

I have a journalism degree and spent time in the newsrooms of two papers. In college and in the workforce, at least 90 percent of my colleagues were hardcore, card-carrying liberals. That is a fact.

And "sophomoric name calling?" What? "Haters?" You must use a very good lotion to prevent such thin skin from drying out.

Excuse me for not taking longer to compose a "convincing, articulate, or effective" comment. But as I have an actual job and am at work right now, I have to limit the time I spend enjoying Fark.
 
2009-04-15 11:17:17 AM
angusparvo: In college and in the workforce, at least 90 percent of my colleagues were hardcore, card-carrying liberals. That is a fact.

For a guy with a degree in journalism, you'd think you could distinguish between facts and hyperbolic subjective anecdotal assertions.
 
2009-04-15 11:17:38 AM
angusparvo: But as I have an actual job and am at work right now, I have to limit the time I spend enjoying Fark.

You're a journalist and you have a job?

C'mon...
 
2009-04-15 11:18:02 AM
I_Am_Weasel: mark12A: Excellent! Soon FoxCorp will become the ultimate power in media, and we will deal with you Libtards soon enough!

And well on our way to making Idiocracy a reality.



For anybody with an IQ over 120, ideocracy is already here.
 
2009-04-15 11:22:31 AM
images.huffingtonpost.com

The blurriness of text on the left made me think it said "Pres Unicorn Have Terminal Cancer Prior To Assassination?".
 
2009-04-15 11:24:29 AM
DarnoKonrad: angusparvo: In college and in the workforce, at least 90 percent of my colleagues were hardcore, card-carrying liberals. That is a fact.

For a guy with a degree in journalism, you'd think you could distinguish between facts and hyperbolic subjective anecdotal assertions.


Who's resorting to sophomoric name calling now? Can any of you pleasant, reasoned, well-spoken people just explain to me what in the HuffPo article would justify a Skynet reference?
 
2009-04-15 11:26:25 AM
angusparvo:

Who's resorting to sophomoric name calling now? Can any of you pleasant, reasoned, well-spoken people just explain to me what in the HuffPo article would justify a Skynet reference?



Still you.
 
2009-04-15 11:27:03 AM
"News Corp announced Tuesday the creation of a new unit to coordinate its various editorial..."

*eyes slide to the right*

NAKED: PADMA LAKSHMI

*click*
 
2009-04-15 11:28:03 AM
Thisbymaster: NSFW pictures in sidebar?

Wait, there was an article?.
 
2009-04-15 11:29:10 AM
angusparvo: I was going to roll my eyes at such an obvious troll, but after reading along and seeing how many people fell for it hook, line, and sinker, I am impressed that something so simple and -- in my mind -- transparent, you get a golf clap.
 
2009-04-15 11:29:28 AM
angusparvo: Dear Usomniac,

I have a journalism degree and spent time in the newsrooms of two papers. In college and in the workforce, at least 90 percent of my colleagues were hardcore, card-carrying liberals. That is a fact.

And "sophomoric name calling?" What? "Haters?" You must use a very good lotion to prevent such thin skin from drying out.

Excuse me for not taking longer to compose a "convincing, articulate, or effective" comment. But as I have an actual job and am at work right now, I have to limit the time I spend enjoying Fark.


And he has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2009-04-15 11:33:49 AM
jefe_gonzo: This sort of smacks of doublespeak for upcoming layoffs at Newscorp, just wrapped up in a slick-albeit-tattered package.

Plus, the reality of FNC's editorial content is patently obvious to any serious news consumer--it may come from different names, but the message is the same. By "sharing resources," the message is more consistent and cheaper to disseminate.

I get the impression FNC is very heavy-handedly managed from top-down, with Ailes at the helm. The new model gives him even greater control of the tone and tenor he wishes to maintain.

Frankly, this isn't much of a surprise, apart from the fact that it's taken them this long to arrive at it.


Rupert Murdoch is HAL.
 
2009-04-15 11:34:02 AM
angusparvo: Dear Usomniac,

I have a journalism degree and spent time in the newsrooms of two papers. In college and in the workforce, at least 90 percent of my colleagues were hardcore, card-carrying liberals more liberal then me. That is a fact.


FTFY
 
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