It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

By Drew Curtis

From the author of, an exposé at the media long gone awry, revealing the hysterical, frequently outrageous non-news that passes for newsworthy today

have you chanced on your self noticing yes styles within the information you spot and browse each one day? possibly it’s the blatant fear-mongering within the absence of evidence in your neighborhood 6 o’clock information ("Tsunami may well hit the Atlantic any day!" EVERYBODY PANIC), or the seasonal articles that seem yr after yr like clockwork ("Roads can be crowded this vacation season." thank you AAA.). IT’S now not information, IT’S FARK is Drew Curtis’ smart exam of the nation of the media this present day and a hilarious examine the go-to tales mass media makes use of while there is simply no longer sufficient demanding information to fill a newspaper or a news bulletin. who's guilty for non-news within the media? Is it the media, or the media buyer and their website-clicking conduct? Or does the reply lie someplace in among? IT'S now not information, it truly is FARK takes a crack at why

Drew exposes 8 stranger-than-fiction media styles that turn out simply how little reporting is occurring on this planet of newshounds this present day. whether it’s a gradual information day, mainstream media nonetheless has to carry. IT’S now not information, IT’S FARK examines the entire "news" that was once by no means healthy for print within the first position, and can provide to have you ever guffawing (with the media, brain you, now not at them...) alongside the best way. allow the hilarity happen.

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Others, even if, got here from a special resource: politicians. Or to be extra particular, executive businesses themselves. as soon as place of origin safeguard started to obtain its billions, i will purely think that it needed to scramble to discover issues to spend the cash on. similar to keeping Kentucky goats from terrorist assaults. Kentucky officers run terrorism drill at goat convey. “We try and concentrate on what fairly issues to Kentucky,” says place of birth safety division. Shelly Whitehead should have had a feeling of humor while scripting this one for The Kentucky submit. To wit: The bucolic and possible secure atmosphere of a goat convey become whatever way more sinister in Erlanger on Tuesday, while approximately 2 hundred humans participated in Kentucky’s first statewide agricultural terrorism workout. I can’t think the horror of being a journalist and getting passed this task. Kentucky has approach too many place of origin defense money. I say this simply because I dwell in Kentucky, and given the variety of terrorist assaults we’ve had in my lifetime (zero) and the variety of almost certainly fascinating ambitions for terrorists in Kentucky (zero), place of origin defense funds spent here's wasted. the matter lies with govt departments—if they've got an excessive amount of cash of their bud will get, they can’t simply provide it again. definitely that’s how the procedure is meant to paintings, however the challenge is, when they voluntarily provide again budgeted cash, their annual bud get going ahead will get reduce completely. as a way to hinder this, they rattling good greater get a hold of anything to spend the money on. Like keeping goats from the terrorists. native land safety coordinated a drill in Erlanger, Kentucky, with “80 neighborhood, country, and federate companies. ” place of origin Security’s reason behind the staged assault: “Kentucky is among the nation’s most sensible 5 goat-producing states; environment the assault at a goat exhibit appeared believable. ” Here’s one other factor to show: in the event that they say one of many best 5, then it’s quantity 5. simply because if Kentucky have been the number 1 goat-producing nation, they might say that as a substitute. I’ve lived in Kentucky such a lot of my existence and feature by no means obvious a goat farm. They’re most likely round someplace, yet my element is, it most likely doesn’t take loads of goats to be the quantity 5 goat-producing nation. the concept that for the assault was once that terrorists might infect a goat with a bio-agent and smuggle it into the goat reasonable. humans may puppy the goats, pass domestic, and die terrible painful deaths. An a laugh apart in this one: We associated the tale on Fark, which quickly ended up on each morning radio express and late-night television speak express in the world. a pal of mine works for the Kentucky nation executive. He got a decision quickly once we associated the thing, asking approximately his pal (me) that ran that Fark website. They handed alongside a message: “Thanks a hell of much. ” without doubt the consequent press meetings over the following couple of days to reply to questions on terrorist goat assaults have been a great time. � MyNameIsMofuga the folk of Kentucky don't have anything to fret approximately until the terrorists provide STDs to the sheep.

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