ARCHIVE - eSkeptic vs the Non-News News

Archive: Thu Feb 14 14:06:29 2008
Title: eSkeptic vs the Non-News News
Mood: disgusted
Music: Deal with the Dark Lord-London Symphony Orchestra
has a great short piece on how journalism is failing its job by reporting non-news as news. From over-exaggerating risks to pushing anecdotal evidence as real science, what we get on the news channels these days hardly counts as anything resembling useful information. It is good information and should be required reading for anyone who tries to ingest the swill they call "news".

For a longer and equally interesting read on the subject, I recommend It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News by Drew Curtis of .

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