[FoRK] Origins

Jeffrey Winter jeffreywinter at xefer.com
Wed May 28 15:53:40 PDT 2008

1. Dec. 1, 1999 from seattle.politics

"-- Faux News Network (FNN). FNN is the official news organ of the WTO."

Seems pretty certain they are referencing Fox here.

All other unambiguous references seem to start after that April 2000
i.e.,: http://tinyurl.com/4qu3yo from alt.politics.bush

2. Earliest FoRK ref according to Google...


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[May 2, 2001] by Michael Carabuona. On April 6, about 20 activists from
DemocracyMarch.org (DM) and Project Blackout (PB) were joined by 50 other
protesters who met in front of the Fox
building on 48th Street and Avenue of the Americas in New
They braved a cold and wet day to voice their
>From '*Faux News*' at
Fox<http://baltimorechronicle.com/mediafox_may01.html>- Baltimore Chronicle
Related web

This seems to be the earliest, specific to Fox News.  I think I used "faux
news" on FoRK prior to 2001.

The earlier cites are literal - faux is the adjective to news.

Danke for the links!


On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Rob Harley <robert.harley at gmail.com>

> Start here:
> http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22faux+news%22&&btnGt=Show+Tim
> eline
> End up here:
> http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CEEDA1139F930A25757C
> 0A963958260
> http://www.sfweekly.com/1997-11-19/news/dog-bites/
> http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/1998/01/08/1998-01-0
> 8__snl__update__norm_macdonald.html
> http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/031498/fea_071-2374.shtml
> [...]
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