It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
Now in paperback, the hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.comHave you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it’s the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local six o’clock news (“Tsunami... show more
Now in paperback, the hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.comHave you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it’s the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts 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 clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there’s just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast. Drew exposes eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the world of reporters today. It’s Not News, It’s Fark examines all the “news” that was never fit for print in the first place, and promises to have you laughing along the way.
Publish date: May 29th 2008
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
This book is both funny and depressing. It’s funny because of the comments and stories, and depressing because damn the media hasn’t changed in the seven years since the book came out. It might have gotten worse. Fark details and presents examples about how the media...
Hilarious. I think the same way, so I can't help but enjoy it.
This is another one of those books that I initially loved, but over time, my feelings have softened up toward it. However, I think that this has a lot of good points to make about Mass Media in today’s world, and it’s still pretty good. Curtis’s main argument is that there’s really not a lot of ‘imp...
The analysis of filler news doesn't have anything that isn't already obvious to anyone who spends much time reading news or watching it on TV. However, the book is extremely funny. I had more than a few instances of laughing so hard I could barely breathe.