It's Not News, It's Fark

It's Not News, It's Fark

How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News

Book - 2007
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Fark.com has taken the Internet by storm by featuring real, funny news. In his first book, founder Curtis exposes the stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the media world today. His 12 entertaining but undeniable patterns include fear-mongering in the absence of facts, the bogus press release and media-fatigue. His book is a witty wake-up call, exposing the news that was never fit for print in the first place. Curtis' website has 40 million page views a month and is a top 100 English language website.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9781592402915
1592402917
Branch Call Number: 302.23
Characteristics: 278 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.

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Kuhflubbadubba
Jul 21, 2014

The insights in this book were great, and I am going to pay attention to filler news in the future.

Unfortunately, I found the author to be offensive and excessively raunchy.

Also, a lot of the book is filled with internet comments from the author's website, and repetitive commentary on specific news stories. I found myself skipping large sections of the content.

Overall, it is an okay book, but not great. Taking a day to skim through it would be worth it for the insight into the mass media's problems.

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Jul 21, 2014

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To the complete surprise of no one, man is injured by angry thousand-pound bull they were annoying in Pamplona

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