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Comment no, fake news is real, and a real problem (Score 4, Insightful) 104

Depending on where you draw the line, fake news is shit like 'Obama appoints sharia council' - online equivalents to the National Enquirer, where they literally just make things up to create juicy clickbait headlines that then spread like wildfire through all the idiots on FB. Or, it is stuff like Breitbart that may start with something kinda factual but present it in unbelievably biased or dishonest ways. There is a lot of grey area, but some sites are definitely well into the muck of what any reasonable person interested in objective reality would call 'fake news.'

Comment FUCK 2016 (Score 1) 179

Jesus H Christ on a flaming pogo stick!
Just when we were starting to get to the last month of this AIDS-filled dumpster fire of a year, the go and add another goddamned SECOND to it.
I usually don't say things like this, but in this case, FUCK YOU, SCIENCE!

You know what's going to happen, they're going to start dropping Dick Clarke's frozen head in Times Square, and it's never going to reach the bottom. It will be the end of time and it will always be 2016, FOREVER.

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