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2012-04-22 11:34:06 AM
"This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."
 
2012-04-22 11:36:52 AM
And Bob's yer uncle
 
2012-04-22 11:38:09 AM
Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.
 
2012-04-22 11:46:14 AM
President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


What the bloody fark?!?! I disabled my adblock and noscript when I saw that, because I assumed there was a video or slideshow. Nope.
 
2012-04-22 12:02:04 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

What the bloody fark?!?! I disabled my adblock and noscript when I saw that, because I assumed there was a video or slideshow. Nope.


It's the new approach for news websites. They've given up actually reporting and are now simply trolling their audience after realizing that most of their readers already skip the news stories and go right to the comments section. (which is usually more entertaining than the actual story)
 
2012-04-22 12:36:18 PM
Relax, it's Demcode

President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election.
 
2012-04-22 01:19:30 PM

BunkyBrewman: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

What the bloody fark?!?! I disabled my adblock and noscript when I saw that, because I assumed there was a video or slideshow. Nope.

It's the new approach for news websites. They've given up actually reporting and are now simply trolling their audience after realizing that most of their readers already skip the news stories and go right to the comments section. (which is usually more entertaining than the actual story)


This.
/DNRTFA
 
2012-04-22 01:22:55 PM

doyner: /DNRTFA


Don't worry. There really isn't an article to read.
 
2012-04-22 01:28:28 PM
tl/dr
 
2012-04-22 01:29:05 PM
tl; dr
 
2012-04-22 01:29:54 PM
Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

I guess my mom and dad lied when they said there was no market anymore for speculative fiction writers.
 
2012-04-22 01:31:46 PM
Hey Subby, another 7 words and your headline would have been longer than the article.
 
2012-04-22 01:33:54 PM
Picture of the author:

t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-22 01:35:05 PM

Man On A Mission: tl/dr


Damn you!
 
2012-04-22 01:35:34 PM
He knows his audience:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-22 01:40:43 PM
Maybe the link is wrong. When I click on the link to the left instead I receive a live video stream of three very naked, very energetic women who appear to be lesbians who enjoy sharing purple toys. Although, there is a lot of moaning, there are no details about an election.
 
2012-04-22 01:41:27 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.


Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.
 
2012-04-22 01:41:52 PM

BMulligan: tl; dr


;
 
2012-04-22 01:42:32 PM
www.addfunny.com
 
2012-04-22 01:42:38 PM
That was,,, succinct. Get used to this kind of thing for the next six months, though.

"What's the latest news on the election?"
"Nothing. There's no news to report."
"This just in: No news to report!"
 
2012-04-22 01:42:42 PM

Zeno-25: Picture of the author:

[t0.gstatic.com image 254x198]


Where do the pictures of that guy come from? I see him all over the Politics tab-usually in...certain kinds of references.
 
2012-04-22 01:44:31 PM
Not surprised that this stellar article came from WaPo.
Link
 
2012-04-22 01:45:44 PM

thornhill: Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


i595.photobucket.com

"Looks like those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns."
 
2012-04-22 01:47:02 PM

thornhill: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


How does it keep up with current events so well?

DON'T praise the machine!!!
 
2012-04-22 01:49:09 PM
I want my 1.25 seconds back.
 
2012-04-22 01:49:23 PM
Green? Really?
 
2012-04-22 01:50:43 PM

clambam: That was,,, succinct. Get used to this kind of thing for the next six months, though.

"What's the latest news on the election?"
"Nothing. There's no news to report."
"This just in: No news to report!"


"Here is a Muppet News Flash! ... No news tonight."
 
2012-04-22 01:50:48 PM

thornhill: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


1mut.com
 
2012-04-22 01:55:51 PM

ole prophet: Not surprised that this stellar article came from WaPo. the Associated Press


FTFY.
 
2012-04-22 01:56:57 PM

born_yesterday: Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.

How does it keep up with current events so well?

DON'T praise the machine!!!


Computers? Politics? Say no more!

www.myqwip.com
(click to vote)

Obama isn't doing too badly here.
 
2012-04-22 01:57:36 PM

Civil Discourse: BMulligan: tl; dr

;


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-22 02:00:05 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: And Bob's yer uncle


That is so 18th Century. Reenact much?
 
2012-04-22 02:18:36 PM

thornhill: Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


Well, that is certainly a few facts we have here.
 
2012-04-22 02:20:29 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-22 02:30:11 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Green? Really?


This thread should be about 70s Spiderman cartoon gifs now.
 
2012-04-22 02:30:29 PM

scumshine: MaudlinMutantMollusk: And Bob's yer uncle

That is so 18th Century. Reenact much?


Maybe MMM is a Sook Yin Lee fan. Ever think of that?

On Topic?

"President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election."

A 23 word "article"? W. T. F?! I've read more in depth tweets FFS!
 
2012-04-22 02:30:50 PM

BunkyBrewman: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: President Barack Obama holds a lead over the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in many of the battleground states in the presidential election.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

What the bloody fark?!?! I disabled my adblock and noscript when I saw that, because I assumed there was a video or slideshow. Nope.

It's the new approach for news websites. They've given up actually reporting and are now simply trolling their audience after realizing that most of their readers already skip the news stories and go right to the comments section. (which is usually more entertaining than the actual story)


Yup.

They might start making money again if they start publishing a section called "comments". Hell, I would buy the paper again if they did that - especially if they didn't edit the comments for HAAAAAAAAAAATE SPEEEEEEEECH. Losers.
 
2012-04-22 02:38:45 PM
He'll be running against Mitt Romney. Did they really need an article just to print the words "He'll win easily"?
 
2012-04-22 02:40:00 PM
One phrase, three words: usurping the throne.
 
2012-04-22 02:52:55 PM

thornhill: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


I seem to remember the Aug 2001 issue of Newsweek had something about that...
 
2012-04-22 03:08:34 PM
It is a long way till November, and the American people grow more dissatisfied with this administration everyday.
 
2012-04-22 03:10:19 PM

doyner: /DNRTFA


Are you sure? You quoted TFA in its entirely in your post.
 
2012-04-22 03:13:28 PM

Free_Chilly_Willy: It is a long way till November, and the American people grow more dissatisfied with this administration everyday.


Gas prices dropping, unemployment going down, stock market going up, one war ended, another concluding... yeah, he's truly the worst of all possible options.
 
2012-04-22 03:14:39 PM
I'd like to see the statisticals before making a final call on Obamas re-election chances.
 
2012-04-22 03:15:52 PM

Free_Chilly_Willy: It is a long way till November, and the American people grow more dissatisfied with this administration everyday.


DERPDERPDERP
 
2012-04-22 03:17:36 PM

thornhill: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.


So it's the same program they use to write Romney's speeches?
 
2012-04-22 03:20:46 PM
"I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."
 
2012-04-22 03:22:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: thornhill: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Someone got paid to write that. An adult. got paid. to write that.

Actually, there was a thing on NPR a week or so ago about how computers write this kinda of stuff. A few facts are fed into a program and it's fleshed out using the equivalent of a form letter.

So it's the same program they use to write Romney's speeches?


img718.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-22 03:24:50 PM
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2012-04-22 03:30:23 PM

NeverDrunk23: Waxing_Chewbacca: Green? Really?

This thread should be about 70s Spiderman cartoon gifs now.


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