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It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News
     

It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News

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by Drew Curtis
 

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Have you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fearmongering 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

Overview

Have you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fearmongering 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 insightful, uproarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there's just not enough hard news to fill a daily paper or television broadcast.

Drew identifies eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little actual reporting reporters do today. It's Not News, It's Fark exposes the "news" that was never fit to print, and promises to have you laughing along the way.

Editorial Reviews

CNN.com
A funny book, containing some of the site's greatest hits, but it's also a sharp and well-deserved criticism of the news media—and life in a capitalistic, all-information, all-the-time world.
Playboy
Drew Curtis knows his crap. In It's Not News, It's Fark, he dissects this ubiquitous scaremongering and space-filling fluff.
Rolling Stone
The undisputed king of weird news online.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592402915
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/31/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Drew Curtis founded Fark.com after several beers one night in 1999. Today it averages 3.5 to 5 million visitors per month. Media corporations worldwide continue to use Fark as a resource to judge which stories are newsworthy. He has been featured in Time, The Washington Post, PC Magazine, Maxim, PHM, and Playboy; on hundreds of radio stations around the country; and was recently on the cover of Business 2.0 and named one of the “50 Most Important People on the Web” by PC World.

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It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son gave me this book and I read portions aloud to friends who were visiting us at the beach - we laughed out loud and now we enjoy spotting Fark 'i.e., not real news masquerading as news' in the morning paper, on the radio, tv, everywhere. Fark has become a permanent part of our vocabulary. Truly a book to enjoy!