Monday, March 15, 2010

Fake

An alert reader sends us this link to a cracked.com piece entitled "5 Things the Media Loves Pretending Are News."


Several are similar to the sorts of crap we rail about here, including "Let's Ask the Idiots about Science, "Now for the Weather," and "Passing Advertisements off as News."


There are many wonderful and amazing things about living in the 21st century. Shitty news reporting—especially the local stuff—isn't among them.

3 comments:

Omababe said...

>Passing Advertisements off as News

OMG yes!

And it seems like the 6 news at 4:00pm is the worst for this!

When I'm on early and get off early this will often be on right after I get home, and it seems like more often than not, they have a thinly-veiled promotion for something from one of their sponsors which they are purporting to be news!

omatvwatcher said...

Not to keep piling on 6, but I heard an interesting commercial this evening on 99.9 FM. Brian Mastre was talking about how the jury is deliberating on the Todd Spangler case, and some other stories that sounded oddly familiar. I think it may be because Todd Spangler was convicted LAST WEEK! Are there absolutely no standards or oversight whatsoever over there??

Helio said...

Maybe Brian Mastre will read this breaking news to us off the internet or give us a lame "live chat" update.

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