The Virtual Bookcase for browsing and sharing reviews of books. New to this site? Read the welcome page first.

The Virtual Bookcase Home
Recent reviews
Collected book news
Welcome to this site
Add your own book

Book details of 'It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News'

Cover of It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
TitleIt's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
Author(s)Drew Curtis
ISBN1592402917
LanguageEnglish
PublishedMay 2007
PublisherGotham
Web links for this book
Search at Bookcrossing.com
Wikipedia booksources
Shop for this book
At Amazon.com
At Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com info for It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

Score:

Vote for this book

The Virtual Bookcase Reviews of 'It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News':

Add my review for It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

Book description:

From the creator of Fark.com, an exposé on the media gone awry, revealing the hysterical, often outrageous non-news that passes for newsworthy today Have you ever found yourself noticing 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 6 o’clock news ("Tsunami could hit the Atlantic any day!" EVERYBODY PANIC), or the seasonal articles that appear year after year like clockwork ("Roads will be crowded this holiday season." Thanks AAA.). IT’S NOT NEWS, IT’S FARK is Drew Curtis’ 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. Who is to blame for non-news in the media? Is it the media, or the media consumer and their website-clicking habits? Or does the answer lie somewhere in between? IT'S NOT NEWS, IT'S FARK takes a crack at why Drew exposes eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the world of reporters today. Regardless of whether it’s a slow news day, mainstream media still has to deliver. 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 (with the media, mind you, not at them...) along the way. Let the hilarity ensue.

Search The Virtual Bookcase

Enter a title word, author name or ISBN.

The shelves in The Virtual Bookcase

Arts and architecture (25)
Biography (24)
Business and Management (120)
Cars and driving (53)
Cartoons (45)
Children's books (180)
Computer (475)
Computer history/fun (113)
Computer networks (382)
Computer programming (215)
Computer security (272)
Cook books (89)
Fantasy (154)
Fiction (446)
Health and body (71)
History (138)
Hobby (37)
Horror (65)
Humorous books (52)
Literature (57)
Operating systems (94)
Outdoor camping (162)
Outdoors (236)
Politics (85)
Privacy (61)
Psychology (55)
Religion (17)
Science (113)
Science Fiction (156)
Self-help books (56)
Technology (14)
Travel guides (308)
War and weapons (29)
World Wide Web (213)
Zen (5)
Other books (89)

The Virtual Bookcase is created and maintained by Koos van den Hout. Contact e-mail webmaster@virtualbookcase.com.
Site credits
Copyright © 2000-2017 Koos van den Hout / The Virtual Bookcase Copyright and privacy statement