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It's Not News, It's Fark 229

Posted by samzenpus
from the all-spin-zone dept.
"In It's Not News, It's Fark, Drew Curtis takes a critical look at the mass media. He promises to examine why the news is often not news at all, to look at the fear mongering, the cyclical nature of the news and the fluff that is passed off as important. Drew breaks down these not-news stories into 8 separate categories and gives examples, along with user comments from Fark. Unfortunately, 230 of the books 278 pages (including the index) are used for these examples. What time is spent talking about the media and the advertisement model it is built on, is insightful a bit cynical and very brief." Read below for the rest of the review.

Comment: Re:Because... (Score 1) 16

by igrp (#15404402) Attached to: Hints on ebay bidding
We have businesses like that popping up all over the place as well. Apparently, they cater mostly to baby boomers who want results, without being bothered or being forced to actually learn new stuff. Sort of like people who use valet parking at the mall and act like it's perfectly normal to pay some kid $10 + tips for doing something you could easily do yourself.

I mean, I can understand why someone would want hire a professional to auction of a valueable painting or a luxury item, but, at least around here, these are upper middle-class people who pay good money to have someone list their furniture on eBay.

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins