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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Celerity, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Idiot Press

    Editor:"This article is great.. now make it apply to gas prices"

    Writer:"This.. Um.. This is about a black hole"

    Editor:"How do you expect me to run an article about gas prices when it involves a black hole?"

    Writer: "Uhhhh... I see sir. I'll make it apply to gas prices right away"

    Editor: "Throw in something about suburban sprawl too"

    Writer: "Uh.. ok"



    Pandering bullshit, that's what it is.
     
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    What's wrong with the article? Its depicting something that was discovered and is applying to current-state news.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Do you like having news spoon fed to you like a moron ?

    If you do, then this article is written for you.
     
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    I don't understand your thinking behind this article and why you feel as though the article was written for a moron.

    Most news is spoon fed, meaning its short, to the point, and specific. Not to many people would like open-ended stories written leaving the reader/watcher/listener open to opinion. Whereas news stories (wether it be, online, print, television, radio) is depicted to be precise leaving the reader informed.

    Are you butt-hurt because they gave a real-life example of how to apply the discovery? Would you have rather it read: Blackhole so gassy that Mexican restraunteurs are jealous! Discoverers have found that blackholes contain gas, so much gas in fact that we can't put a number on it, can Chuck Norris? Hell yes, but thats only because he is Chuck Norris and can divide by 0.

    Applying real-world values > j00!
     
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    Basically.. No wait.. Specifically.. this is exactly what this article has done

    And yes, my butt does hurt because of CNN.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    start reading "Nature"... it's the best (most read and respected) scientific journal there is...
     
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