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It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
It's Not News It's Fark How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
Author: Drew Curtis
From the creator of Fark.com, an exposť on the media gone awry, revealing the hysterical, often outrageous non-news that passes for newsworthy today — Have you ever found yourself noticing certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local 6 o'clock news ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781592402915
ISBN-10: 1592402917
Publication Date: 5/31/2007
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Gotham
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A fun read... that explores all the "news" that is not really news, but rather filler for a slow news day or an afternoon/weekend off for "news reporters" that really just cut-and-paste from "reliable sources" and "editors" that don't read and match the headlines to the actual facts of the story.

Explores FARK categories of: media fearmongering, unpaid ad placement, equal time for nutjobs, out of context celebrity quotes, seasonal articles, media fatigue, and media space fillers - and in the end offers a less than hopeful solution to the "crap that is passed off as news".


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