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7-27-2011 @ 11:05AM
Question:Do you see yourselves at WoW Insider as journalists? There's certainly a lot of opinion on these pages, but you do report news.On the other hand, "serious" journalists should never pull stunts like the mildly amusing "leak" by Michael Sacco.
7-27-2011 @ 11:18AM
Certainly not, a serious, reputable journalist would never pull a stunt like...http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/1/newsid_2819000/2819261.stm
7-27-2011 @ 11:19AM
What are you talking about...serious journalists report fake news all the time. Don't you watch Fox?
That was on April 1st.
7-27-2011 @ 11:21AM
I don't think anyone should aspire to Fox or NOTW as a journalistic standard.
7-27-2011 @ 11:26AM
We're not journalists, we're bloggers -- the video game equivalent of Redstate or DailyKos. It's news, but with opinion and analysis in there, too.
7-27-2011 @ 11:35AM
Took me a moment to realize Cutaia meant Fox News, not Fox Van Allen.
7-27-2011 @ 11:43AM
Oh Matt! Don't be hatin' on our Fox!(It took the second reading for me to get the possible double meaning, then it made me smile. But I don't think cutaia meant OUR Fox. ...right?)
7-27-2011 @ 11:44AM
Thanks for the clarification!
7-27-2011 @ 11:54AM
Hunter Thompson used to do that type of thing all the time. When he was covering the '72 presidential campaign he spread the idea that Muskie was a drug-addled weirdo, just because it made for a funny story.Some people, not realizing that Thompson sometimes just made crap up, believed it.How much he counts as a "serious journalist" is obviously up for debate. :)
7-27-2011 @ 1:30PM
@MattKrotzerThat's quite sad....
7-27-2011 @ 3:17PM
7-27-2011 @ 3:18PM
... I'm sorry for that. Gave into temptation.
7-27-2011 @ 9:23PM
@(cutaia) As opposed to CBS News, New York Times, MSNBC, or Huffington Post, all of which have been caught either faking news outright or not retracting things when they are caught slanting the news to fit their agenda?If you are going to be a kool-aid drinking libtard, at least come up with something better than slamming Fox News or at least download the latest talking points from Dear Leader...
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