[FoRK] Full on Conservative Insanity Syndrome, front page of Yahoo.com

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun Aug 31 11:23:15 PDT 2014


Nice.  And nice service.  I may want to use your service relatively soon if the business model is compatible.
Do you offer your site classification metadata as a service too?

Perhaps there should be a crowdsourced solution for that if it doesn't exist already, Wikipediaish.

Stephen

On 8/31/14, 9:17 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>
> WND is among the 6,000 sources http://nexcerpt.com/ monitors.  We assign WND the "Alternative" theme, our polite way of saying 
> "Exists in an Alternative Reality."  Others include:
>
>    http://disinfo.com/
>    http://www.naturalnews.com/
>
>
> One of my favorite AL's is now defunct:
>
>    http://www.odinistpressservice.com/
>
> If Odinist Press Service mentioned your brand, you WOULD want to know!  It didn't matter what they said -- only that your 
> brand appeared in such a bizarre context... much like WND.
>
> GS
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> On 8/30/14 11:16 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> 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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