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Journalism warning labels

Hilarious-but-sorta-disturbingly plaintive creations by British “geek comedian” Tom Scott:

To meet a deadline, this article was plagiarised from another news source.

Journalist hiding their own opinions by using phrases like 'some people claim'.

To ensure future interviews with subject, important questions were not asked.

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This Week (or so) in Great Sentences

Theme this week: the enemy is everywhere.

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nuclear wessels?

There were 11 alleged Russian agents arrested this week, under accusations that they’d been living as Americans while reporting back to the mothercountry. But mostly we care about the hot one.

-Monica Hesse, “Alleged Russian agent Anna Chapman could have warmed up any Cold War night,” Washington Post, 7/1/10

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So if the only IP address StatCounter has to report is your own, and your comments section features a chorus of crickets rivaling that field behind the cabin you visited last weekend (and posted about in painful detail), face it: Your blog is that pathetic, friendless kid who skulks under the jungle gym at recess and reads Lois Lowry books in the bathroom during lunchtime.

– Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz of Stuff Hipsters Hate,  “Is your blog the unpopular kid?” CNN Netiquette, 6/29/10 Continue reading