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  #1526838 6-Apr-2016 11:22
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Dingbatt: How about "Dirty Secrets Behind Popular Professions" that appears in this morning's NZ Herald (shabby little tabloid)? A mix of urban legend, hearsay and downright misrepresentation (since when is unemployment a profession?).
I note there is no mention of journalists in the article. I assume they are all lily white, or maybe their profession isn't popular. Or maybe it has become so much a case of opinion and social media trends masquerading as fact that it is no longer a profession at all?

 

 

 

Very poor.

 

It's just a post/thread from reddit a couple of days ago.

 

The declining quality is remarkable.

 

Makes it easier to decline once the paywall goes up..

 

 

 

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  #1526867 6-Apr-2016 12:06
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Christ, and what about that "Should this military grade flashlight be banned from public sale?" garbage that keeps re-appearing? Sponsored by a "flashlight" company no doubt.

 

Don't get me started on any of those zero-IQ stories about The Bachelor vapid bimbos. yell


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  #1527031 6-Apr-2016 14:53
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Dingbatt: How about "Dirty Secrets Behind Popular Professions" that appears in this morning's NZ Herald (shabby little tabloid)? A mix of urban legend, hearsay and downright misrepresentation (since when is unemployment a profession?).
I note there is no mention of journalists in the article. I assume they are all lily white, or maybe their profession isn't popular. Or maybe it has become so much a case of opinion and social media trends masquerading as fact that it is no longer a profession at all?


 


Very poor.


It's just a post/thread from reddit a couple of days ago.


The declining quality is remarkable.


Makes it easier to decline once the paywall goes up..


 


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Yeah this is truly terrible rewriting Reddit posts. It is not original content and adds no value to the information. None of it is even verified so you might as well make it up instead.

Key point: No value to an NZ reader whatsoever. Dig that hole and you will not come out.

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  #1527303 6-Apr-2016 20:41
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Not local but just to show the BBC suffers this too:

Monkey selfie leads to copyright court battle for photographer

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-35268906

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PhantomNVD: Not local but just to show the BBC suffers this too:

Monkey selfie leads to copyright court battle for photographer

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-35268906

 

I'm going to defend BBC here, this is true journalism about a stupid case, not a headline that misrepresents or overplays a trivial event.


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  #1527415 7-Apr-2016 08:59
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Another redddit repost today nzherald.

 

This time about dirty sheets and hotels.

 

No one has the courage to but their name on the article I see.

 

 

 

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  #1527416 7-Apr-2016 09:02
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I was suckered by a few of these but have learned to avoid them. They just make me angry for wasting my time. I don't see ads so am not sure what they are supposed to accomplish. In a former life I was a journalist of sorts. Glad I'm not any longer. 

 

 





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  #1527428 7-Apr-2016 09:14
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I look at overseas papers online too and exactly the same stories appear there - I assume there's a supplier that they all subscribe too, or maybe they provide the copy for free as PR.  Journalism is not really a career anymore.


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  #1527462 7-Apr-2016 09:52
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"Teenager is called a 'fat cow' for 'eating all the food' by her little sister in a letter that has gone viral"

 

 

 

Oh Jibbers Crabst, what next? The world appears to be full of brainless morons whose IQ must be so low it amazes me that they can dress without assistance.






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  #1527464 7-Apr-2016 09:53
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There are wire services and syndication agencies that newspapers subscribe to. This used to be a valuable tool in the days before instant world-wide communication. Not sure what purpose it serves any longer since anyone can see the same stuff everywhere.

 

 





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  #1527566 7-Apr-2016 11:59
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Another ridiculous one here and the 4th most prominent article on their website

"Spot what's wrong with this house"

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11618334

It's pretty much an article about a Reddit thread and goes on to quote the comments from different reddit users, just absolute rubbish.

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  #1527577 7-Apr-2016 12:17
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apocalypso: Another ridiculous one here and the 4th most prominent article on their website

"Spot what's wrong with this house"

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11618334

It's pretty much an article about a Reddit thread and goes on to quote the comments from different reddit users, just absolute rubbish.

 

 

 

Very misleading headline too.  There's nothing wrong with the house per se.


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  #1527579 7-Apr-2016 12:24
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There is something odd about this at the top of the world news section:

"Bouncing ball optical illusion has the internet befuddled"

World news? This stuff can be fun but it needs a new section. Maybe call the section "Things that befuddled the internet this week". You guys that read the front page will still be annoyed but I won't : ).

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  #1527580 7-Apr-2016 12:29
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XYZ that broke the internet.

 

Okay, so you are going to use the broken internet to look at the very thing that broke the internet by which act you will break the internet.

 

 


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The story on Stuff today that is just a series of reddit posts on the Dick Smith closure...


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