IT’S NOT NEWS, IT’S FARK
How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
$12.00Order Code: PEN393 ISBN : 9781592403660
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Quoting hilarious examples, a media critic points out that, on slow news days, papers and broadcasters love to run variations on eight basic stories.
The prototypes: fear of a disaster that might happen someday, outrage over an out-of-context quote, publicity releases masquerading as news, seasonal articles, human interest fillers, formulaic follow-up stories, alarming headlines for innocuous stories, and "equal time for nutjobs." Note: some profanity.
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