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  •  No shit (0+ / 0-)

    I wrote:

    "If one reads the Daily Currant, it is clear that the magazine is satirical."

    Got that?

    The problem is citing--on this site, which is not a satirical website--the Daily Currant and thinking that burying a snark tag puts the reader on notice.  Show me a case that addresses that aspect.

    "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

    by Old Left Good Left on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 06:58:06 PM PDT

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    •  I don't need to. (0+ / 0-)

      Labeling the post as satire is only one element of the standard.

      Also to consider are things like "would a reasonable person beleive this to be true".

      "Are there any outrageous quotes? Any clues hidden in the text that its not real?"

      For example, the Smithsonian Channel doesn't even have a live morning show. The smallest amount of fact checking could reveal that.

      The night before the supposed incident, Nye tweeted that he was on a late night radio show in Los Angeles. How did he get to DC for a morning show?

      The details of the story don't add up. No reasonable person could think it was real.  

      •  That is about the lamest shit I could imagine (0+ / 0-)

        Are you serious?  One is supposed to determine whether its satire by checking on whether the Smithsonian channel has a morning show? or by checking Nye's calendar?

        In the words of Mr. Nye, you are a "fucking retard."

        "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

        by Old Left Good Left on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 04:31:21 PM PDT

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