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by Drew Curtis


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Regardless of whether it’s a slow news day, mainstream media still has to deliver. I agree that the media gives them far too much airtime in the interest of seeming unbiased and attracting readers with sensationalism. Toward the end of the chapter, he openly invites the media to "stop making the 'where do we draw the line?' argument.

In "It s Not News, It s Fark", he dissects this ubiquitous scaremongering and space-filling fluff. My only complaint-the book needs to be updated. Playboy" The undisputed king of weird news online. Drew Curtis knows his crap. Or better yet, Drew should write another book.

IT?S NOT NEWS, IT?S FARK" is Drew Curtis? clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there's just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast

IT?S NOT NEWS, IT?S FARK" is Drew Curtis? clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there's just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast

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It's now not information, It's Fark is Drew Curtis's shrewdpermanent exam of the country of the media this present day and a hilarious examine the go-to tales mass media makes use of while there's simply now not adequate not easy information to fill a newspaper or a news bulletin. Drew exposes 8 n media styles that turn out simply how little reporting is occurring on the earth of newshounds this day. It's no longer information, It's Fark examines all of the "news" that was once by no means healthy for print within the first position,.

It's like you're chuckling with us over a beer as opposed to calling us out. Perfect, totally perfect and on the money. Back in 1999 Drew Curtis started Fark. The Seasonal Story section had me on the floor laughing. Somewhere along the way it became source material for seemingly every news agency, entertainment news source and morning radio show in the . Fark is used as a resource for finding funny news material by the writers at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, among many, many others.

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It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News is the first book by Fark. com founder Drew Curtis. It is a critical look at the Mass Media industry and the go-to stories used when there is a lack of hard news to report. com was one of the 100 largest English speaking sites receiving over 2,000 submissions a day and over 4 million unique visitors per month, often from the news sources themselves.

off Crap as News is the first book by Fark. The book is divided into eight sections, each dealing with a different pattern exhibited by the media industry. Within each section are several specific news stories exemplifying that pattern. com discussion thread which covered the news story. The topics are: Media Fearmongering contains news stories used to scare the audience.

A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.com.Have you ever noticed 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 six o’clock news (“Tsunami could hit the Atlantic any day!” Everybody panic!), or the seasonal articles that appear year after year (“Roads will be crowded this holiday season.” Thanks, AAA.). It’s Not News, It’s Fark is Drew Curtis’s clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there’s just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast. Drew exposes eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the world of reporters today. It’s Not News, It’s Fark examines all the “news” that was never fit for print in the first place, and promises to have you laughing along the way.

Comments: (7)

Wal
If you're a daily (or even casual) reader of Fark.com, then you need to read this book. Drew offers some very interesting insights into how daily media works, all written in the same hilarious tone as his website. My only complaint-the book needs to be updated. Or better yet, Drew should write another book.
Nargas
Disclosure: I am a TotalFarker (or an UltraFarker if you're in the know)

I bought this book as a default action, also to see if I was referenced in it by happenstance. I wasn't.

Drew Curtis is very insightful, reading Drews words on what news is important vs. what news is merely convenient to report on, what is and what isn't news, and what Fark really is will open your eyes. Included in the book is commentary by Stephen King.

Regardless of you political beliefs or what news network you prefer most this is a must read if you have any desire to filter the news from the crap.
Kaim
Very good
Nilador
I gave it five stars. I don't want to write a review.
Gosar
I've read this before, but at this price (11 cents) a hardcover copy is worth every penny. If you like thought-provoking comedy, don't hesistate, but to buy this novel. Also, visit Fark.com.
Grinin
This book is both informative and entertaining. Its satire on the news business is funny as well as giving you some interesting tidbits about the industry.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
This book will make you laugh, make you cry, and propably make you mad. You will discover how you have been duped by the Media to dance to their tune. I have always known the Media will only tell you what they want you to know to achieve their ratings and their agenda but to finally see it in print is great. The truth lies between the lines, it's up to us to find it.
This book is oh, so true! [...] keeps way too many people occupied and this book lets the reader know why.
It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Drew Curtis
ISBN: 1592403662
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (May 29, 2008)
Pages: 288 pages