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By Drew Curtis

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

have you came upon your self noticing convinced styles within the information you notice and browse every one day? maybe it’s the blatant fear-mongering within the absence of proof 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 might be crowded this vacation season." thank you AAA.). IT’S no longer information, IT’S FARK is Drew Curtis’ smart exam of the kingdom 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 adequate challenging information to fill a newspaper or a news bulletin. who's in charge for non-news within the media? Is it the media, or the media client and their website-clicking conduct? Or does the reply lie someplace in among? IT'S no longer information, it truly is FARK takes a crack at why

Drew exposes 8 stranger-than-fiction media styles that end up simply how little reporting is happening on this planet of newshounds at the present time. whether it’s a sluggish information day, mainstream media nonetheless has to bring. IT’S no longer information, IT’S FARK examines the entire "news" that used to be by no means healthy for print within the first position, and supplies to have you ever giggling (with the media, brain you, now not at them...) alongside the best way. permit the hilarity happen.

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And we know how fresh chickens are. I’m stunned there hasn’t been a poultry flu Media Fearmongering crossover but in regards to the use of eggs in flu vaccine. I’m definite it's going to arrive finally. � Cager after which as soon as flu season is simply approximately over, they're going to amazingly “discover” extra vaccines they only occurred to have laying round, yet one way or the other thoroughly forgot approximately. � Tom_Thump extremely simple resolution relatively. simply make up the stability with placebo photographs, that stuff treatments all types of shiat. � Spoonfed’sBuddy whilst will the pandemic hit and wipe out � of our inhabitants? i would like West coast estate ahead of i am getting old…and i need it CHEAP!!! ROLLING BLACKOUTS attainable IN CALIFORNIA at the present time. aid preserve power: flip OFF YOUR AC AND TAKE OFF your whole outfits. Ah, crap. o.k., put out of your mind what I stated past; possibly this particularly goes to turn into an annual factor in spite of everything. It seems that San Francisco it sounds as if doesn’t have sufficient energy ability for everybody to show on their air-conditioning all even as. whereas that does suck, it appears many of the blame lies within the loss of new energy vegetation in California. no matter if that's the fault of environmentalists or politicians is one other tale altogether. So whilst temperatures hit a hundred and fifteen levels for a number of days, the state’s energy ability was once taxed to the restrict. humans have been requested to show off their air-conditioners, rolling blackouts ensued, cats and canines dwelling jointly, mass chaos. after which fall got here and everybody forgot approximately it. till subsequent yr. � Pinatubo i beg all my fellow Californians to eat as a lot energy as attainable and advertise the blackouts. I don’t feel like operating at the present time. � C3 pricey Rolling Blackouts- i want you to forestall by means of my place of work at the present time at common Studios. i don't think like operating at the present time and that i would like to kick it with you. yet please don’t stick with me domestic. thanks. � TheNewJesus there has been a time whilst nobody had air con. Be shrewdpermanent, you are going to live to tell the tale, all of you. � A Leaf within the Fall Well…this makes me form of satisfied that I dwell 15 miles from a Nuclear strength Plant. Haha, suckers! � CavemanCometh Canada thank you you on your strength intake. Please come back. � Jument those who dwell in a space that's at risk of challenge X are not biatch approximately challenge X and may take applicable own precautions. and occasionally it truly is acceptable to maneuver away while challenge X seems to be extra critical than initially expected. reminiscent of dwelling at the gulf coast less than sea point or residing at the coast of Florida. Your mileage may possibly differ notwithstanding. you could reside wherever you will have yet you can’t (shouldn’t? ) get all whiney while one among your neighborhood risks bites you within the ass. 2002: IT has to be FALL, TIME FOR the once a year MEDIA announcement THAT SATURDAY evening dwell ISN’T pretty much as good because it was. 2003: TIME once more FOR the once a year SATURDAY evening dwell SUCKS ARTICLES. 2004: SATURDAY evening reside NEW SEASON starts THIS WEEK, nonetheless UNFUNNY. feels like WE ESCAPED final 12 months by some means, notwithstanding. each fall, in past due September or early October, Mass Media runs an editorial telling us that Saturday evening reside sucks.

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