Newsfail Quick Hits (December 2017)

4 Dec

December 4, 2017

The news media is a huge industry. Think of all the stories that appear in all the newscasts, all the websites, all the print media, etc etc etc. Not every story will make perfect sense, nor will every story be well-written or even get to the heart of the matter. Here are a few quick examples.

Let Go is like eBay, except that it doesn’t involve shipping. It is up to the parties involved to coordinate an exchange. In other words, it is a site where strangers set up meetings where one brings money and the other may or may not kill them for that money. What can possibly go wrong? I think that’s the real story here.


Star WARS.
The Force is from Star Wars, not Star Trek.

By now you’d think a writer working on a major New York newspaper and reporting on entertainment and media would know the difference. That’s a total fail.


This next one is not really a failure. In fact, this may be very clever. 

The article doesn’t mention where or how she was smuggling the baloney until the second paragraph, where it also contains the phrase “sausage smuggling,” which is probably not something you should google from work. 

By the way, she hid bologna under the floor mats of her car. I have no idea what you may have been thinking.


So how many times did she give birth outside the US?



8 Responses to “Newsfail Quick Hits (December 2017)”

  1. T E Stazyk December 4, 2017 at 2:15 am #

    Actually, those are some of the saner news articles I’ve seen lately. Do you think the Force is with this guy?


    • bmj2k December 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      I was really disappointed that he didn’t take off. I hate to admit it, but I was really hoping to see something crazy happen to that loony flat-Earther.


      • T E Stazyk December 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

        You mean like get an aerial photo of the ice wall that keeps the oceans from flowing over the edge??

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        • bmj2k December 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm #



          • T E Stazyk December 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

            My favorite line in the article is “Self-taught rocket scientist.”


            • bmj2k December 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

              So I guess the old saying “it isn’t rocket science” also applies to rocket science.


  2. Mac of BIOnighT December 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    “So how many times did she give birth outside the US?” that made me laugh my head off 😀 As to the Force… ugh!! >__<


    • bmj2k December 4, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      I’ve written my share of clunkers, probably more than my share, but that one is simply so obvious even I could not have written that.


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