I'm not sure what to make this: the dude from Fark has written a book (out in couple weeks) subtitled "How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News." Isn't that the definition of Fark?
Fark's catch phrase is "It's not news, it's Fark.com." They link silly, stupid news clips and make fun of the people involved mercilessly.
CNN and MSNBC, on the other hand, camp out on the Virginia Tech campus for a week giving us 10-minute updates on the grieving process of the student body.
Which seems like it's trying to pass off crap as news?
posted by Sam C at 2:28 PM on May 17, 2007
I saw him speak once. He is a news hound. That why he started fark, because he relentlessly scours net for news and the crap that's funny he posts to Fark.
Fark is for passing off the crap as crap. He really should do another site where he passes off the news as crap
posted by Ted Rheingold at 2:31 PM on May 17, 2007
But Fark has become a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, as TV stations post crap to the web, then submit it to Fark, it gets posted, and it generates huge page views for the station. That encourages stations to continue posting crap, submitting to Fark, and getting huge page views again.
posted by Jason at 11:59 PM on May 20, 2007
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