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2013-08-27 11:03:45 AM
Why would she?  It's free $$$
 
2013-08-27 11:04:51 AM
+1 to anyone who can take being made fun of.
 
2013-08-27 11:05:04 AM
I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.
 
2013-08-27 11:06:10 AM
Yup, that is how you own a story, and by owning it, make it go away
 
2013-08-27 11:06:20 AM
Didn't know Martin Luther was such a great public speaker.  I thought he would've just nailed the speech to the door.
 
2013-08-27 11:06:29 AM
Why the hell would she care?  Her job is to bring in revenue, and The Onion made her job even easier.  And now Fark is doing the same.
 
2013-08-27 11:08:25 AM

xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.


When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born
 
2013-08-27 11:09:42 AM

GypsyJoker: Didn't know Martin Luther was such a great public speaker.  I thought he would've just nailed the speech to the door.


That's how people phoned things in back in the day.
 
2013-08-27 11:11:04 AM
Bloomberg News kept showing clips of the VMA's this morning.  That's really what I want from my financial news channel, twerking highlights.
 
2013-08-27 11:11:25 AM

Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born


To be fair, you can vote multiple times for American Idol.

That one time, only nine people got to vote twice.
 
2013-08-27 11:11:37 AM

Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born


Unless I am mistaken, and I do not know much about "American Idol," people can vote a number of times, unlike presidential elections, where people can vote on,y once. Except in New Orleans. Or Chicago.
 
2013-08-27 11:17:02 AM
"I accept all compliments and deny all accusations "

How is that not a denial, subtard?
 
2013-08-27 11:19:18 AM
The article was spot on.  The onion is such excellent satire because of it is able to consistently cut to the core of something and point out its complete absurdity.
 
2013-08-27 11:19:35 AM
The most accurate statement in the original Onion article is "That's on you, not us."
 
2013-08-27 11:21:36 AM

Nabb1: Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born

Unless I am mistaken, and I do not know much about "American Idol," people can vote a number of times, unlike presidential elections, where people can vote on,y once. Except in New Orleans. Or Chicago.


And parts of Florida, if they're able to figure out HOW to vote, that is.
 
2013-08-27 11:30:20 AM
annoyingly, i just had to look up what twerking was, and ended up clicking the search result that was also about miley cyrus. so ive added to her internet hit rate without meaning to. Mr NSA can I have a do over?
 
2013-08-27 11:30:27 AM
"If it bleeds it leads" is now "if it twerks it works"
 
2013-08-27 11:37:07 AM

kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue


That's the mindset that's ruined journalism.
 
2013-08-27 11:38:01 AM

xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.


I must admit.  It'd be really nice to let other countries handle their own damn problems.
 
2013-08-27 11:44:09 AM
I sat in a hospital waiting room for most of the day and they had CNN blaring on the TV.  Believe me, it was pretty much hell on earth.  Nothing but Mile Cyrus crap with momentary breaks for Medal of Honor presentation, Syria press conference, and that's about it.  I had to hide in the furthest corner of the room to get as far away from that awful awful channel as possible.
 
2013-08-27 11:44:26 AM

JohnCarter: "If it bleeds it leads" is now "if it twerks it works"


"Twerking while bleeding? We'll be succeeding!"
 
2013-08-27 11:45:54 AM
The very picture of a modern major media whore.
 
2013-08-27 11:49:03 AM
Liberia and a few other nations have been at or near civil war for decades now.

Probably about as long as the VMA's have brought out some "shocking" act, like Madonna humping on the floor in like 1985.
 
2013-08-27 11:50:05 AM

Honest Bender: kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue

That's the mindset that's ruined journalism. everything

 
2013-08-27 11:51:37 AM
Martin Luther?  Isn't that German guy getting a bit old to be news?
 
2013-08-27 11:55:10 AM
If you're having news problems I feel bad for ya son
I got 95 theses but journalism's not one
 
2013-08-27 11:55:23 AM
I'm still baffled by the core concept. Why does MTV put on the Video Music Awards when they haven't shown a music video in 15 years?
 
2013-08-27 11:55:52 AM

Omnivorous: Martin Luther?  Isn't that German guy getting a bit old to be news?


He's got 95 thesis, but age ain't one

/yeah, I know it's weaksauce
 
2013-08-27 11:56:05 AM

seniorgato: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

I must admit.  It'd be really nice to let other countries handle their own damn problems.


I agree.  Strict isolationism is generally a bad idea, of course, but the U.S. does seem to spend alot of money and energy being the world's babysitter.  At a time when your infrastructure is crumbling, your schools suck, and your industry is going straight down the crapper, I'd think you would have other things on your minds.
 
2013-08-27 11:57:55 AM

blockhouse: I'm still baffled by the core concept. Why does MTV put on the Video Music Awards when they haven't shown a music video in 15 years?


So they can pull stupid stunts and make fistfuls of cash from advertising?
 
2013-08-27 11:59:51 AM

blockhouse: I'm still baffled by the core concept. Why does MTV put on the Video Music Awards when they haven't shown a music video in 15 years?


Most of the people on the show haven't been relevant in that long, either.
 
2013-08-27 12:01:27 PM

xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.




There is just the little problem with the Suez Canal. Should a civil war in Egypt affect shipping through the Suez Canal the price of goods and fuel will raise by a good deal. Syria has oil pipelines that travel through it which even though we do not receive our oil from them the global price of oil would be affected. I would say Miley Cyrus is more interesting, but hardly more important.
 
2013-08-27 12:04:41 PM
I'd never heard of "twerking" before this shiat started.  I wonder if kids are now asking their parents to explain it, like "BJ" after the Clinton/Lewinski debacle.  Probably not, thanks to advances in information systems.  Which - thanks to FARK links - is how I first heard the term, 'twerking."

/My lawn? Scram!  Am-scray!
 
2013-08-27 12:05:06 PM

error 303: JohnCarter: "If it bleeds it leads" is now "if it twerks it works"

"Twerking while bleeding? We'll be succeeding!"


we'll ____  ______ for more page clicks.

slideshows of ___  ____ rack up the site hits
 
2013-08-27 12:05:14 PM

Honest Bender: kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue

That's the mindset that's ruined journalism.


The initiative of mainstream journalism now is 'be sure to beat every other jouralist to the reporting finish line' and 'whether it's overhyped, exaggerated, out of context, irrelevant or just plain stupid, remember that the bottom line is that ratings override facts'.
 
2013-08-27 12:09:17 PM

GypsyJoker: Didn't know Martin Luther was such a great public speaker.  I thought he would've just nailed the speech to the door.


It's just another open-mike/public-bulletin-board...if you think you can do better than the guy there now, you can take a shot yourself.
 
2013-08-27 12:10:42 PM
all of this 'twerking' nonsense has me longing for the good old days when Kate Upton could show off her repertoire of dance moves (dougie, cat daddy...) without all the media attention or resulting posting of animated gifs.
 
2013-08-27 12:20:39 PM
Martin Luther Twerking would be a good band name.
 
2013-08-27 12:20:43 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: The very picture of a modern major media whore.


If no one has made a complete parody based on this yet, it needs to happen.
 
2013-08-27 12:20:45 PM

Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born


ranks higher is different than  should rank higher.
 
GBB
2013-08-27 12:21:02 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/18/opinion/gottlieb-us-retrenchment
Considering that CNN feels that the USA shouldn't be the World's Police, it makes sense to put "local" stories as top bill.
 
2013-08-27 12:24:07 PM

Nabb1: Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born

Unless I am mistaken, and I do not know much about "American Idol," people can vote a number of times, unlike presidential elections, where people can vote on,y once. Except in New Orleans. Or Chicago.


You are correct, there is not a limit to the number of times you can vote.  Also, felons can vote for Idol, whereas they can not vote for the President.
 
GBB
2013-08-27 12:25:40 PM

Nabb1: Gunderson: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born

Unless I am mistaken, and I do not know much about "American Idol," people can vote a number of times, unlike presidential elections, where people can vote on,y once. Except in New Orleans. Or Chicago.


And, the opposition generally doesn't interfere with your ability to vote by limiting the time to vote to the 30 seconds that the number is on the screen or by installing a complicated voice menu/registration vetting process.
 
2013-08-27 12:26:30 PM

kwame: Why the hell would she care?  Her job is to bring in revenue, and The Onion made her job even easier.  And now Fark is doing the same.


We are all clicking CNN links now?
 
2013-08-27 12:27:02 PM
From the Onion piece:
"Truth be told, anything at last night's VMAs short of Lady Gaga beheading Will Smith with a broadsword belongs tucked away in our entertainment section"

Lada Gaga and Will Smith duelling with broadswords is a pretty fantastic image.
 
2013-08-27 12:38:39 PM
I don't remember from my history classes that Martin Luther gave an "I have a dream" speech.  I know that Martin Luther King delivered such a speech.  Martin Luther, I know, was a German priest that had a beef about the Catholic Church's practices in the 16th Century, summed it up in 95 theses, and nailed them onto a church door.  Martin Luther then started his own church, which he named the Lutheran Church.  Such a brilliant name for his church.

People today, especially the younger people, care more about Miley Cyrus than some 16th Century guy who started his own church.
 
2013-08-27 12:43:02 PM
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2013-08-27 12:44:22 PM
Damn...i'm on my mobile or I would post the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke/Beetlejuice PhotoShop so you could all see how really IMPORTANT this is!!
 
2013-08-27 12:49:42 PM

Steven_M_TX: People today, especially the younger people, care more about Miley Cyrus than some 16th Century guy who started his own church.


To be fair, although weirdly- shaped, her ass is at least real.
 
2013-08-27 12:50:15 PM

GBB: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/18/opinion/gottlieb-us-retrenchment
Considering that CNN feels that the USA shouldn't be the World's Police, it makes sense to put "local" stories as top bill.


Did you even read that? It doesn't say that. It's from Sept. 2012, before the election. It's a thinly veiled anti-Obama, pro-Romney piece by one Stuart Gottlieb that basically says that ceasing US interventions would lead to disasters. In other words, another pro-Romney, pro-Israel piece of propaganda that has more to do with Israel's best interests than those of the USA.
 
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