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By Drew Curtis

From the author of Fark.com, an exposé at the media long gone awry, revealing the hysterical, usually outrageous non-news that passes for newsworthy today

have you discovered your self noticing sure styles within the information you spot and browse every one day? possibly it’s the blatant fear-mongering within the absence of evidence in your neighborhood 6 o’clock information ("Tsunami may possibly hit the Atlantic any day!" EVERYBODY PANIC), or the seasonal articles that seem yr after yr like clockwork ("Roads could be crowded this vacation season." thank you AAA.). IT’S now not information, IT’S FARK is Drew Curtis’ smart exam of the kingdom of the media this present day and a hilarious examine the go-to tales mass media makes use of whilst there is simply now not adequate not easy information to fill a newspaper or a news bulletin. who's responsible for non-news within the media? Is it the media, or the media buyer and their website-clicking behavior? Or does the reply lie someplace in among? IT'S no longer information, it is FARK takes a crack at why

Drew exposes 8 stranger-than-fiction media styles that end up simply how little reporting is happening on the earth of journalists this present day. whether it’s a sluggish information day, mainstream media nonetheless has to convey. IT’S no longer information, IT’S FARK examines the entire "news" that used to be by no means healthy for print within the first position, and provides to have you ever giggling (with the media, brain you, now not at them...) alongside the best way. permit the hilarity occur.

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Alhazred Regardless, this “partial profile” purely says it “might” be a lady. Ergo, it would be a guy. DRACULA’S fortress TAKEN OVER by means of THE HAPSBURGS. real headline: Dracula fortress to Be back to proprietor. real article: It’s probably not Dracula’s fortress and we’re uncertain he ever even visited it. you could or would possibly not bear in mind that godless commie heathens took over Romania within the overdue Nineteen Forties. It occurred to various japanese ecu international locations, couldn’t particularly be helped. within the strategy of releasing possessions and estate from the bourgeois capitalist pigs, the proprietors of Dracula’s fortress got the boot. Fast-forward sixty years. Communism is long past simply because they couldn’t pay their money owed. On most sensible of all of that, vacationer cash is a worthwhile commodity. For what ever cause, the Romanian executive makes a decision to provide Dracula’s citadel again to the descendants’ unique proprietors, therefore Dominic van Hapsburg, who by the way is a brand new York architect. Now, it moves me as bizarre that Romania could simply provide a fort to a couple random man for no cause; doubtless there's extra to that tale. in any case, they did supply it to van Hapsburg, who I’m definite used to be very appreciative. Then manner down within the article now we have this little gem: whereas recognized and advertised as “Dracula’s Castle,” the Bran fort by no means belonged to Prince Vlad the Impaler, who encouraged Bram Stoker’s count number Dracula personality, however the prince is believed to have visited the medieval fort. Now, the single cause an individual supplies a crap approximately this text is since it has Dracula’s citadel within the headline. day after today dozens of radio stations around the usa pointed out it of their morning convey information roundups. not anyone pointed out (as a long way as i do know) the truth that there has been one other fortress close by, Peles fortress, that used to be given again to its unique proprietor to boot, a few man named King Michael. They most likely can have gotten a few respectable overseas press if they’d given it to Pelé by means of mistake, yet odds are he owns too many castles already to absorb one other one. So there you have got it. Headline: Dracula’s citadel Given again to unique proprietors. Article: Dracula by no means lived there, even though we predict he visited there as soon as. nice. at the off probability you move there and are upset by way of this truth, you'll constantly cheer your self up through traveling the within reach Dracula subject matter park. If it had ever gotten outfitted, which it hasn’t, due to silly environmentalists and Prince Charles butting in the place he wasn’t wanted. thank you for not anything, Prince Charles. � Catzies i found in my family tree examine that my family members are Romanian and illegitimate Hapsburgs besides. get outta my fort you young children � Adman12 yet prior to you acquire your inheritance, don’t you might want to spend the evening? simply don’t put out of your mind the Scooby Snacks. The Fark tagline provides away the funny story here…. real HEADLINE: CBS information TO BE “700 membership” OF homosexual information First line of article: “We don’t are looking to be the ‘700 membership’ of homosexual information. ” Yup, that was once the 1st line of the object. CBS information it appears determined to release a model of its night information at the brand channel.

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