It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries To Pass Off Crap As News

Paperback | May 29, 2008

byDrew Curtis

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A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.com.

Have 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.

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A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.com.Have 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 seas...

Drew Curtis was born, raised, and still lives in scenic Lexington, KY, with his wife and two children but has yet to realize his lifelong dream of owning a herd of fainting goats. He spends his evenings playing soccer, drinking beer and bourbon (preferably not mixed together) and honing his culinary skills, which have improved over th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.8 inPublished:May 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1592403662

ISBN - 13:9781592403660

Appropriate for ages: 14

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?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.?
?CNN.com

?Drew Curtis knows his crap. In It?s Not News, It?s Fark, he dissects this ubiquitous scaremongering and space-filling fluff.?
?Playboy

?The undisputed king of weird news online.?
?Rolling Stone