[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.
>
> Stephen
>
>
> 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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