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The “It’s Not News, It’s Fark” book

The Fark Book

Drew Curtis, the man behind Fark.com, has published Fark in book form, calling it It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries To Pass Off Crap As News:

“The editorial principle behind Curtis’s Web Site Fark.com is remarkably simple: readers submit news stories with their own wacky headlines, inviting snarky commentary from other readers. Here, he steps back to examine why “Mass Media” keeps churning out the sort of inane stories that are “supposed to look like news” that make the site so wildly popular. The critique is familiar—see Barry Glassner’s The Culture of Fear, among others—but Curtis delivers it with richly sarcastic humor.”

(There was some alarm about Drew Curtis changing the Fark comments copyright to himself a while ago, this might just be why)

Amazon.com: It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News ($13.60)

Posted by TG June 4th 2007 | Leave a comment » | Permalink

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