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(NewsBusters)   New York Times Headline: "Howls of Protest" against Mitt Romney. Actual Story: 12 people showed up. Bigger Story: Author has written a variant on the same story 28 times in the past 4 years   (newsbusters.org) divider line 80
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2012-02-16 08:23:52 AM  
He's refining a formula, he'll get it right eventually.
 
2012-02-16 08:24:21 AM  
The article seems to operate on the assumption that anti-woman protesters have a point.
 
2012-02-16 08:24:56 AM  
Damn you, liberal media!

Damn you all to Hell!
 
2012-02-16 08:26:13 AM  
i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.
 
2012-02-16 08:29:05 AM  
A non-competitive presidential nomination is BORING and doesn't sale papers.
 
2012-02-16 08:29:28 AM  
Those 12 people were howling in protest. It's completely cromulent.
 
2012-02-16 08:29:29 AM  
So he's in training to be a Fark copypaste troll?

/Mah surname...
 
2012-02-16 08:29:49 AM  
I'm so glad Brent Bozell is protecting us from critical reading skills. God forbid we form our own opinion. I'm glad he can form one for me.
 
2012-02-16 08:30:17 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: The article seems to operate on the assumption that anti-woman protesters have a point.


I'm wondering how many Women were in the anti-woman protest.

Not trying to refute your point, it's true enough, just wanted to gauge the level of ambient Derp accompanying it (the protest in question, that is).
 
2012-02-16 08:31:21 AM  
The liberal media strikes again.
 
2012-02-16 08:35:09 AM  
i3.kym-cdn.com

Did someone say "howling?"

/ooh hot
 
2012-02-16 08:36:50 AM  
Were there palm trees in the background?
 
2012-02-16 08:38:38 AM  
They sound...butthurt.

Overzealous canines, non-story.
 
2012-02-16 08:39:21 AM  
12 people? Isn't that what photoshop is for?!rewardslink.info
 
2012-02-16 08:40:50 AM  
Clearly, NewsBusters are idiots who do not understand the way beat reporting works. I have written the same story eight to 10 times in the last seven months.
 
2012-02-16 08:42:29 AM  
Maybe he should recycle stories that Obama is:

a muslim
taking our guns
From Kenya
Lower taxes save economies
 
2012-02-16 08:50:31 AM  

CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.


Yeah, wish I would have paid closer attention before clicking.
 
2012-02-16 08:52:11 AM  

T. Dawg: CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.

Yeah, wish I would have paid closer attention before clicking.


conservatives on fark are very sneaky. they write very greenlightable headlines and attach them to the absolute shiattiest sources. newsbusters, newsmax, even psycho right-wing blogs sometimes.
 
2012-02-16 08:54:37 AM  

CapnBlues: T. Dawg: CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.

Yeah, wish I would have paid closer attention before clicking.

conservatives on fark are very sneaky. they write very greenlightable headlines and attach them to the absolute shiattiest sources. newsbusters, newsmax, even psycho right-wing blogs sometimes.


It used to be far worse before Fark started automatically putting the logo of certain sites on a submission. There were tons of Newsmax, Newsbusters, Breitbart, etc. links hidden under "Some Guy."
 
2012-02-16 08:56:25 AM  

CapnBlues: T. Dawg: CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.

Yeah, wish I would have paid closer attention before clicking.

conservatives on fark are very sneaky. they write very greenlightable headlines and attach them to the absolute shiattiest sources. newsbusters, newsmax, even psycho right-wing blogs sometimes.


Thought I was going to the NYT. Got taken in by a headline on another site yesterday that said CNN and went to a NewsBuster's article in which the author both blasted CNN for not interviewing conservative Catholic groups and geothermal with glee over the fact that "liberal" Catholics aren't really Catholics at all and therefore are Hell-bound.
 
2012-02-16 08:58:58 AM  
Geothermal? *frothing

I need to start waiting until after coffee to use the tubes....
 
2012-02-16 09:02:04 AM  
According to the comments on that site, the NYT "has never been taken seriously".
 
2012-02-16 09:05:03 AM  
If you only listen to the MSMLiebrulMedia you'd think that True Conservatives are only fractious and racist. Well just you wait and see America!
 
2012-02-16 09:05:57 AM  

jake_lex: CapnBlues: T. Dawg: CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.

Yeah, wish I would have paid closer attention before clicking.

conservatives on fark are very sneaky. they write very greenlightable headlines and attach them to the absolute shiattiest sources. newsbusters, newsmax, even psycho right-wing blogs sometimes.

It used to be far worse before Fark started automatically putting the logo of certain sites on a submission. There were tons of Newsmax, Newsbusters, Breitbart, etc. links hidden under "Some Guy."


i vaguely remember that. it's been a while, hasn't it?
 
2012-02-16 09:06:33 AM  
If even one of the protesters was howling, the headline stands.
 
2012-02-16 09:07:06 AM  
do reporters write their own headlines?

I thought other people did that.
 
2012-02-16 09:07:40 AM  
News outlets have to report on something to sell soap. Most of the news isn't news at all. If news outlets only reported on significant events, you'd get your local news maybe one night a week, a newspaper every few days or so, and national news on the TeeVee maybe twice a week. The truth is that not much happens, and that which constitutes truly bad news is chronic and therefore uninteresting to most people. For example, when was the last time you heard a news report stating that "today, an estimated X tons of topsoil eroded away from our arable land?" You don't, but that's actually significant. That some small group protested this or that is generally-speaking utterly meaningless.

Look at a local newscast, for example: Out of 30 minutes, ten minutes is commercials, ten minutes is weather and sports (sports 100% advertising), and of the other maybe 10 minutes of "news," typically about half of that is "medical news" (advertising this-or-that drug or procedure) business news (advertising). So, out of 30 minutes, you end up with maybe five minutes of actual news (including the breathless report about how 0.00000415% of the population showed up at some protest that the other 99.99999% of the population could not care less about).
 
2012-02-16 09:08:10 AM  

magores: do reporters write their own headlines?

I thought other people did that.


They suggest them but typically an editor approves or changes it.
 
2012-02-16 09:10:34 AM  
I'm not even going to read the article --- I just know that it's Gail Collins.

She mentions that incident every time she writes about Romney. She's obsessed with it.

I know this because the Dayton Daily News often runs her column, presumably because she grew up in Ohio, and the staff at the DDN must be so proud that a native daughter went to the Big City and made good.
 
2012-02-16 09:11:17 AM  

stuhayes2010: Maybe he should recycle stories that Obama is:

Lower taxes save economies


Hmm...this one doesn't seem to make sense.
 
2012-02-16 09:14:36 AM  
www.tektonics.org
 
2012-02-16 09:16:11 AM  
The NYT has been a fully functioning arm of the White House, ANY White House for at least 20 years.
 
2012-02-16 09:16:21 AM  
The false assumption is that the NY Times is part of the liberal media conspiracy, they parroted the Iraq war lies with the worst of them.
 
2012-02-16 09:21:47 AM  

magores: do reporters write their own headlines?

I thought other people did that.


They took my job!
 
2012-02-16 09:22:15 AM  
I read the article. I really had trouble figuring out how the author was implying that huge crowds of people were attending the anti mitt romney events.
 
2012-02-16 09:30:14 AM  
Howls of Protest

Puhleeaase... they were screams of ecstasy..


Wait, I don't think we're talking about the same thing.
 
2012-02-16 09:30:29 AM  
I can see how the Fark community would find it distasteful when a headline goes for the joke instead of being informative.
 
2012-02-16 09:32:39 AM  

Smagma: According to the comments on that site, the NYT "has never been taken seriously".


Well DUH, they're the linchpin of the Soros-Owned Palace Guard LameScream SOPGLSM Media.
 
2012-02-16 09:33:41 AM  
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2012-02-16 09:44:26 AM  
Were they wearing revolutionary war garb? Because if they wear revolutionary wear garb, you take 12 and multiply it by 1 gajillion because freedom.
 
2012-02-16 09:46:13 AM  
It is pretty lame when the NYT publishes something about a 12-person protest. I could get that many people to march in favor of margarine, or against inflatable pools.
 
2012-02-16 09:46:29 AM  
Columnist Gail Collins will be happy, given she is the media's lead point-person on crate-gate, having mentioned the incident 28 times in her column through December 2011.

Gail Collins and Maureen Dowd are the same person, and that person is permanently bathed in the rancid stench of overindulgence in Ben & Jerry's and worn-out D-cell batteries.
 
2012-02-16 09:48:01 AM  

CapnBlues: i vaguely remember that. it's been a while, hasn't it?


Uh this still happens all the time
 
2012-02-16 10:03:31 AM  
C'mon subby, you didn't actually confuse the pun "howls" with being a number to be compared to "12" did you?

Besides, everyone knows that the roof of the car is Grandma's favorite place to ride.
 
2012-02-16 10:04:51 AM  

Parthenogenetic: I'm not even going to read the article --- I just know that it's Gail Collins.

She mentions that incident every time she writes about Romney. She's obsessed with it.

I know this because the Dayton Daily News often runs her column, presumably because she grew up in Ohio, and the staff at the DDN must be so proud that a native daughter went to the Big City and made good.


If this is the Romney crate thing, she should be mentioning it at every opportunity.

/my dog rides inside
 
2012-02-16 10:12:19 AM  
i157.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-16 10:14:50 AM  
Meh, I'll see your conflating of 12 protestors, and raise you any story on the Westboro Baptist Church. It's always 2-3 members of the Hate church, a couple dozen counter protestors, and many dozens of police and media. Yet they never fail to make the news.

I think being loud helps - but loud and crazy Really gets attention.
 
2012-02-16 10:18:50 AM  

CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.


Me, neither. Since the comments in this thread have confirmed that the headline was accurate, that's plenty for me. So what are we supposed to learn from this?
1. Headlines can be misleading. (Welcome to Fark)
2. Reporters can be biased (Certainly) and re-use story formats (Deadlines)
3. Liberals can do it, too. (Yep)
4. All liberals in the MSM are therefore bad. (Which is where NB usually goes)

So I'll just continue reading articles critically, thanks guys!
 
2012-02-16 10:30:29 AM  

factoryconnection: CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.

Me, neither. Since the comments in this thread have confirmed that the headline was accurate, that's plenty for me. So what are we supposed to learn from this?
1. Headlines can be misleading. (Welcome to Fark)
2. Reporters can be biased (Certainly) and re-use story formats (Deadlines)
3. Liberals can do it, too. (Yep)
4. All liberals in the MSM are therefore bad. (Which is where NB usually goes)

So I'll just continue reading articles critically, thanks guys!


you're a strange one, aren't you?
 
2012-02-16 10:31:50 AM  

CapnBlues: i'm still not clicking on a newsbusters link.


This
 
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