[FoRK] Full on Conservative Insanity Syndrome, front page of Yahoo.com
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Sat Aug 30 20:16:28 PDT 2014
YAHOO SITE TROLLED
news at eleven
On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:53 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> It was news because it was syndicated as the top story on a major web hub
> long enough for me to see it, +30 min at least.
> It's gone now.
> On 8/30/14, 7:13 PM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>> […merciful snippage…]
>> Stephen, you were just trolled. The source is Whirled Nut Daily.
>> Virtually no one takes that website seriously (maybe the same number of
>> people that take DailyKos seriously). It was considered a parody by most
>> conservatives a decade ago.
>> However, it is disconcerting that Yahoo would actually syndicate that as
>> news. It is like when foreign news sites inadvertently plagiarize The
>> Onion. On the other hand, it obviously served Yahoo’s purpose…
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