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6 days ago  
We at Fark.com care about accuracy, and as such have decided to share a recent Farkback we have received.

"Good evening, I'm [redacted] at WTOP, a news organization based in Washington, D.C. We noticed one of our stories was getting a lot of traffic fromFark.com. In investigating, we saw that story's description on Fark's homepage said "Memorial to slaveowner Thomas Jefferson being attacked by laser-wielding assailants," which is inaccurate. The story is about the park service's use of lasers to remove black biofilm from the monument. Could someone please address this?"

Correction message received.  LGT to original story.
 
6 days ago  
This cracked me up!
 
6 days ago  
They noticed a lot of traffic on Fark.com, huh?

quotespics.com
 
6 days ago  
[News Flash] WTOP attacks webpage of former Kentucky candidate for governor.
 
6 days ago  
The link no work.
 
6 days ago  
Send them this:

"We regret the misrepresentation of the previous headline and have updated it for accuracy: 'Park Service working to get the black off Thomas Jefferson. Sally Hemmings unavailable for comment'"
 
6 days ago  
I can't spot the inaccuracy.
 
6 days ago  
How does a post get ban, before it's posted?
 
6 days ago  
"WTOP News denies that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves."
 
6 days ago  
Was 'laser' spelled wrong?
 
6 days ago  
Were the lasers, in fact, actually attached to sharks?
 
6 days ago  

Al_Ed: Was 'laser' spelled wrong?


LAZOR BEAMS

docor_evil.gif
 
6 days ago  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: [News Flash] WTOP attacks webpage of former Kentucky candidate for governor.


hahahaha
 
6 days ago  

Two Dogs Farking: Send them this:

"We regret the misrepresentation of the previous headline and have updated it for accuracy: 'Park Service working to get the black off Thomas Jefferson. Sally Hemmings unavailable for comment'"


Or...

"Thomas Jefferson is a dirty boy... a dirty, dirty boy."
 
6 days ago  
img00.deviantart.net
 
6 days ago  
Someone must be new there.
 
6 days ago  
Black Biofilm Matters.
 
6 days ago  

Two Dogs Farking: Send them this:

"We regret the misrepresentation of the previous headline and have updated it for accuracy: 'Park Service working to get the black off Thomas Jefferson. Sally Hemmings unavailable for comment'"


WINNER.
 
6 days ago  
www.venturebrosblog.com
 
6 days ago  
The IT guy that had to see where the uptick in traffic was coming from is probably a user here. Hell, he probably told [redacted] to send the email.
 
6 days ago  

Two Dogs Farking: Send them this:

"We regret the misrepresentation of the previous headline and have updated it for accuracy: 'Park Service working to get the black off Thomas Jefferson. Sally Hemmings unavailable for comment'"


Fantastic.
 
6 days ago  
Their [redacted person] is not exactly at the ... (puts on sunglasses) ... WTOP of their game.
 
6 days ago  

Moderator: "The story is about the park service's use of lasers to remove black biofilm from the monument."


Could lasers be used to remove black biofilm from a human buttocks?
I've got a great idea for a space-aged bidet I might want to patent.
 
6 days ago  

oldfarthenry: Moderator: "The story is about the park service's use of lasers to remove black biofilm from the monument."

Could lasers be used to remove black biofilm from a human buttocks?
I've got a great idea for a space-aged bidet I might want to patent.


"Anything is a dildo biofilm remover if you are brave enough"  Thomas Jefferson
 
6 days ago  
"Black biofilm". Ali? 42? Ray?

I am so ashamed of myself right now.
 
6 days ago  
Telling Drew he is getting a lot of traffic from inaccurate headlines is quite possibly the worst way to get him to stop this practice Mr or Ms park person. Where is the motivation to stop?
 
6 days ago  
Has Trump been alerted about this fake news?
 
6 days ago  
You can just offer to stop sending all that traffic. Ask then if they would prefer fewer page hits.
 
6 days ago  
FAKE NEWS
 
6 days ago  

jasonvatch: You can just offer to stop sending all that traffic. Ask then if they would prefer fewer page hits.


Are you telling me the Internet now runs on ad revenue?  WHY AM I JUST HEARING ABOUT THIS NOW?!
 
6 days ago  
So WTOP has no sense of humor?
 
6 days ago  
We should send WTOP a gift basket full of dildos and a squirrel holding a sign that says "Welcome To Fark"
 
6 days ago  

we'refromthesamestory: So WTOP has no sense of humor?


Or they are just unfamiliar with the concept of snark.
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  

harleyquinnical: We should send WTOP a gift basket full of dildos and a squirrel holding a sign that says "Welcome To Fark"


This would be beautiful

Can I hand deliver it?
 
6 days ago  
"The extra traffic? You're welcome."
 
6 days ago  
sounds to me like [redacted] at wtop is definitely in on the attack
 
6 days ago  

we'refromthesamestory: harleyquinnical: We should send WTOP a gift basket full of dildos and a squirrel holding a sign that says "Welcome To Fark"

This would be beautiful

Can I hand deliver it?


As long as all the dildeaux get delivered.
 
6 days ago  
You think they'll try to charge Fark a fee for using their logo?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
6 days ago  
Tell them the admins responsible for the headlines have been sacked.

They won't get the reference.
 
6 days ago  

Al_Ed: Was 'laser' spelled wrong?


Technically it's an acronym so it should be uppercase.
 
6 days ago  
Wait. Are the admin's trying to say that Al_Ed is neither Smart or Funny?

img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  

Oreminer: Wait. Are the admin's trying to say that Al_Ed is neither Smart or Funny?

[img.fark.net image 850x342]


FINALLY THEY'RE LISTENING TO MY FARKBACK!!!
 
6 days ago  

Oreminer: Wait. Are the admin's trying to say that Al_Ed is neither Smart or Funny?

[img.fark.net image 850x342]


crap. that was me inadvertently hitting a button. fixed now
 
6 days ago  
Updated Thomas Jefferson statue:

img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
This only confirms my suspicions that Fark is now a fake news website.  I'm even beginning to think that many of the posters here take outrageous positions, not only for their own amusement, but to score the upvotes, which are like a drug to me.

Please, Mr. Trump, please finish revamping the drug laws, so that people like me can get the treatment they need.  I lost my house, my wife is getting a divorce, and my two kids beat me up, after Drew told them what I do on his site all day.

This is all because of you, Drew.  Look at what you've reduced me to.  I'm cancelling one of my five TotalFARK accounts and giving your site a three-star rating on Yelp.  I'll change it to a four-star rating is you apologize, but you better do it soon, the manager wants to know why I brought a bed into the storage unit and he is getting suspicious.
 
5 days ago  

Mike_LowELL: to a four-star rating is you apologize


LOOK AT THE MESS YOU'VE TURNED ME INTO
 
5 days ago  
Someone is new to the tubes
 
5 days ago  
Suck a dick in Monticello, birdy!
 
5 days ago  

Two Dogs Farking: Send them this:

"We regret the misrepresentation of the previous headline and have updated it for accuracy: 'Park Service working to get the black off Thomas Jefferson. Sally Hemmings unavailable for comment'"


Aaaaand we're done here.  I'll get the lights.
 
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