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Jun 28, 2009

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Royal

My first fark encounter was in college. The San Francisco Chronicle wanted to label the house I was living at an "Animal House" because of the movie's popularity. They sent a photographer out very early Sunday morning to capture the "beer infused aftermath" of a huge campus party we hosted the night before. Turns out everything was cleaned the night before. I watched in utter amazement as the photographer took one of the big garbage cans full beer cups and started strewing debris around our courtyard. I asked him what the hell he was doing and he said, "hey, you guys had a great party last night, huh? well, I'm just trying to re-capture a little of the excitement." I told him he should have come 12 hours earlier... and that right now all he was doing was making us look like slobs... and I made him pick it all up. Turns out he circled back a few hours later... and -- surprise -- we had a huge picture on the back of the first section of Monday's SF Chronicle under some such title like, "Animal House Rages at Stanford." I grew up with the Chronicle so it was a shock. I never would have believed it if I didn't see it firsthand.

Steve Johnson

Every news story is completely accurate. Oh, except for that story for which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. They always seem to mess up that one.

Jen

My local paper recently reported the local transit authority now has more than 100 security cameras watching train passengers. Buried further down in the article was a statement that they had 18 cameras and added 79 more.
18 + 79 = 97.

temet

Sloppy research my man:
http://www.fark.com/

Download fark 1.0 reader: http://www.brothersoft.com/fark.com-reader-170275.html

BTW "It's not news" is no news at all, at least not to Germans. If you want to know where this comes from, read old books like "Der Mann, der bei Bild Hans Esser war" by investigator/writer G√ľnter Wallraff, 1977. There's zillions more of this. Writing about bad journalism has become sort of secondary industry to the secondary industry we call "the press".
Best wishes, and glad you nailed it at last.
Temet

kentium3k

The "news" channels are on 24 hours a day; and they have to fill every hour of the day with something, and most of that something is pure junk. Regardless of which one people watch those people are worse off for having watched.

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