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(Cracked)   How to recognize a B.S. Internet news story. Number 4: It's from the Daily Mail   (cracked.com) divider line 16
    More: Obvious, Daily Mail, B.S. Internet, internet, Heartland Institute, love of God  
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13826 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Feb 2013 at 2:32 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-27 08:25:20 PM  
6 votes:
Number 1: It's from Cracked
2013-02-28 05:20:32 AM  
3 votes:
blog.gregbenson.com
2013-02-28 04:24:43 AM  
2 votes:
b3ta covered this some time ago.

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2013-02-27 08:46:08 PM  
2 votes:
#2: It gets a green on Fark.com
2013-02-28 10:13:04 AM  
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: Does the angst and derision against the daily mail from democrats, before even reading an article, stem from the national enquirer taking down their golden boy john edwards?


Mad Libs for Political Trolls.

Does the _____ and _____ (for/against) the _____ from _____ (before/after) ______ stem from _____ (_____ing) their _____.
2013-02-28 08:55:03 AM  
1 votes:
It's posted on Facebook or on the Fark Politics tab.
2013-02-28 04:31:41 AM  
1 votes:

swahnhennessy: Didn't Drew write a book about all this?

It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News and How Fark.com Helps Them Do It As Much As Possible


Yeah, it is virtually a how to guide for getting greenlights and lots of click throughs/comments by finding the right type of article and spinning the headline to get attention.
2013-02-28 03:44:05 AM  
1 votes:
Didn't Drew write a book about all this?

It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News and How Fark.com Helps Them Do It As Much As Possible
2013-02-28 03:34:11 AM  
1 votes:
And just by linking to all of these I've fallen into another one of their traps: writing intentionally wrong/dangerous articles to get the traffic from outraged people debunking them.
That is the most I've laughed at a Cracked.com article in... years!
2013-02-28 03:28:58 AM  
1 votes:
Sadly, the Daily Mail usually has the best pics for any story, even the ones the other news outlets are covering. Poopship, for example.
2013-02-28 03:28:53 AM  
1 votes:
What about World Nut Daily? That dump makes The Daily Mail look like the BBC.
2013-02-28 03:11:50 AM  
1 votes:
1. The Onion
2. Wingnut daily
3. Daily Fail
4. Faux News
5 Drudge Report
6 Greenlit on fark
2013-02-28 03:09:21 AM  
1 votes:
I'm pressing bunch of  buttons to complain about clicking my mouse.
2013-02-28 01:36:07 AM  
1 votes:
I was going to say there's a lot of truth in that article, but then I realized I had to click to see the second page, so I decided to ignore it.
2013-02-27 09:22:06 PM  
1 votes:
I thought "Yeah, like naturalnews.com" when I saw the title.
2013-02-27 08:57:41 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: #2: It gets a green on Fark.com


#3 more than once.
 
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