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2017-10-11 10:52:46 PM  
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.
 
2017-10-12 10:52:33 AM  
This cracked me up!
 
2017-10-12 10:53:20 AM  
They noticed a lot of traffic on Fark.com, huh?

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2017-10-12 10:54:21 AM  
[News Flash] WTOP attacks webpage of former Kentucky candidate for governor.
 
2017-10-12 10:54:53 AM  
The link no work.
 
2017-10-12 10:55:04 AM  
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'"
 
2017-10-12 10:55:17 AM  
I can't spot the inaccuracy.
 
2017-10-12 10:56:32 AM  
How does a post get ban, before it's posted?
 
2017-10-12 10:56:43 AM  
"WTOP News denies that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves."
 
2017-10-12 10:57:24 AM  
Was 'laser' spelled wrong?
 
2017-10-12 10:58:12 AM  
Were the lasers, in fact, actually attached to sharks?
 
2017-10-12 10:58:33 AM  

Al_Ed: Was 'laser' spelled wrong?


LAZOR BEAMS

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2017-10-12 10:58:52 AM  

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


hahahaha
 
2017-10-12 10:59:06 AM  

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."
 
2017-10-12 10:59:41 AM  
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2017-10-12 11:00:16 AM  
Someone must be new there.
 
2017-10-12 11:00:34 AM  
Black Biofilm Matters.
 
2017-10-12 11:00:42 AM  

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.
 
2017-10-12 11:03:42 AM  
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2017-10-12 11:03:46 AM  
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.
 
2017-10-12 11:04:34 AM  

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.
 
2017-10-12 11:04:44 AM  
Their [redacted person] is not exactly at the ... (puts on sunglasses) ... WTOP of their game.
 
2017-10-12 11:08:04 AM  

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.
 
2017-10-12 11:09:16 AM  

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
 
2017-10-12 11:09:50 AM  
"Black biofilm". Ali? 42? Ray?

I am so ashamed of myself right now.
 
2017-10-12 11:11:22 AM  
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?
 
2017-10-12 11:13:27 AM  
Has Trump been alerted about this fake news?
 
2017-10-12 11:15:14 AM  
You can just offer to stop sending all that traffic. Ask then if they would prefer fewer page hits.
 
2017-10-12 11:17:58 AM  
FAKE NEWS
 
2017-10-12 11:20:35 AM  

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?!
 
2017-10-12 11:22:27 AM  
So WTOP has no sense of humor?
 
2017-10-12 11:22:44 AM  
We should send WTOP a gift basket full of dildos and a squirrel holding a sign that says "Welcome To Fark"
 
2017-10-12 11:23:13 AM  

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


Or they are just unfamiliar with the concept of snark.
 
2017-10-12 11:23:30 AM  
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2017-10-12 11:23:35 AM  

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?
 
2017-10-12 11:26:57 AM  
"The extra traffic? You're welcome."
 
2017-10-12 11:27:56 AM  
sounds to me like [redacted] at wtop is definitely in on the attack
 
2017-10-12 11:29:35 AM  

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.
 
2017-10-12 11:36:04 AM  
You think they'll try to charge Fark a fee for using their logo?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-10-12 11:47:09 AM  
Tell them the admins responsible for the headlines have been sacked.

They won't get the reference.
 
2017-10-12 11:48:31 AM  

Al_Ed: Was 'laser' spelled wrong?


Technically it's an acronym so it should be uppercase.
 
2017-10-12 11:49:43 AM  
Wait. Are the admin's trying to say that Al_Ed is neither Smart or Funny?

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2017-10-12 11:52:28 AM  

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

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FINALLY THEY'RE LISTENING TO MY FARKBACK!!!
 
2017-10-12 12:02:12 PM  

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
 
2017-10-12 12:03:26 PM  
Updated Thomas Jefferson statue:

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2017-10-12 12:05:12 PM  
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.
 
2017-10-12 12:12:50 PM  

Mike_LowELL: to a four-star rating is you apologize


LOOK AT THE MESS YOU'VE TURNED ME INTO
 
2017-10-12 12:14:02 PM  
Someone is new to the tubes
 
2017-10-12 12:14:58 PM  
Suck a dick in Monticello, birdy!
 
2017-10-12 01:04:41 PM  

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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