When journalism goes bad

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 20:48

I like the cows; I always saw it as a more clever variation on how many places (usually barbecue joints) have a jolly mascot of the animal that makes up their dishes. I know I've even seen a few logos where the animal is cheerfully cutting itself up, though I can't find them right now.
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Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 20:54

Yes!!!!!! I remember that from back in the day. I bow to your superior internet navigation tonight.
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Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2018, 21:04

4.7 seconds!
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Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 21:25

You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
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Post by Jennifer » 13 Apr 2018, 22:26

I can't remember any mascot animals chopping themselves up, but I do remember those old canned tuna commercials -- maybe Chicken of the Sea? -- where a glasses-wearing fish named Charlie wants to go in the can but he can't because he's not high-quality tuna so "Sorry, Charlie." And even as a little kid I remember being horrified and thinking that if I were Charlie I'd want to stay as far away from those fishhooks and tuna cans as I could.

(EDIT: A quick Google search shows the "Sorry Charlie" commercials were actually for Star-Kist.)

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Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Apr 2018, 23:06

Charlie was going through some really bad shit at the time, clearly:

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Post by Tuco » 14 Apr 2018, 06:20

Ellie wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:25
You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
This is pretty much anything on the internet for me. How do you think I wound up here?

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Post by Warren » 14 Apr 2018, 12:26

Ellie wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:25
You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
'BBQ pig eating self logo' FTW
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Post by Jennifer » 14 Apr 2018, 12:45

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 23:06
Charlie was going through some really bad shit at the time, clearly:
I read the Wikipedia entry about that campaign; apparently the joke is, he was based on an actual real-life hipster/hepcat/whatever form back in the day. Not that I remembered or noticed; even that cartoon commercial I linked to here was merely the first to come up when I searched for "Sorry Charlie" and tuna commercials, not one I actually remember from back in the day. (I cannot remember any one specific commercial; I only remember Charlie himself, "Sorry Charlie" and that fishhook.)

In that older black-and-white video you posted, it looks at least like Charlie's friend gets it; he looked horrified for a second, when Charlie mentioned that he's got "connections" because Star-Kist took his brother-in-law last week. (Which IMO Is even worse than the later ones.)
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Dangerman » 15 Apr 2018, 14:52

Douglas Adams' "Restaurant at the End of the Universe" had a creature that would come to your table and offer advice on ordering it's meat. Like a talking cow with a death wish.

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Post by Warren » 15 Apr 2018, 15:32

Dangerman wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 14:52
Douglas Adams' "Restaurant at the End of the Universe" had a creature that would come to your table and offer advice on ordering it's meat. Like a talking cow with a death wish.
That's cool. Let's meet the meat.
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Post by thoreau » 16 Apr 2018, 18:49

Not sure that cable "news" hosts count as journalists, but this is a devastating comment on Hannity:

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by nicole » 24 Apr 2018, 11:04

Tfw you gutted the copy desk

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Post by Mo » 29 Apr 2018, 20:39

The White House Correspondents Dinner controversy is so dumb.

Her bit wasn't funny, but the offense from Republicans is a bit rich after calling everyone snowflakes.
Michelle Wolf did absolutely nothing that would surprise anyone the least bit familiar with her. Her comedy special is on American flights, so national journalists could have checked it out. Why the fuck do you hire an edgy comic and get upset about edgy comedy? Would you be mad if Andrew Dice Clay went a little blue if you invited him?
Pretty sure the journalists are most pissed about the Morning Joe joke and the jokes calling them out at the end.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 29 Apr 2018, 21:12

Counterpoint: it was very funny. And fuck all of those people.

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Post by thoreau » 29 Apr 2018, 21:13

Her delivery was sometimes lacking, and she seemed to be laughing at her own jokes at times, but the jokes were mostly very funny.

And fuck all those people.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by lunchstealer » 29 Apr 2018, 21:16

Pretty much fuck everyone involved. What's-her-face the president of the WHCA kept trying to tell jokes despite being worse at it than ... I can't even come up with anyone worse at it.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Apr 2018, 00:06

I didn't even see it...but fuck all those people.
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Post by Warren » 30 Apr 2018, 00:16

The jokes were "you're a poopy face" quality... And I've got fucks to give all those people.
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Post by Aresen » 30 Apr 2018, 01:00

Didn't know about it.
Searched it.
Regret it.
Fuck it.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Painboy » 30 Apr 2018, 03:02

Aresen wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 01:00
Didn't know about it.
Searched it.
Regret it.
Fuck it.
I will learn from your mistakes. I'm going to bed.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by nicole » 30 Apr 2018, 07:55

Yeah she should apologize for being unfunny, not for making fun of people.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 30 Apr 2018, 09:57

nicole wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 07:55
Yeah she should apologize for being unfunny, not for making fun of people.
Ha!
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jennifer » 30 Apr 2018, 17:57

I thought some of the one-liners were pretty good, such as the one about "You like breaking news, so congratulations -- you broke it" or whatever.

To paraphrase what one of my friends tweeted about the whole mess: if you're a horrible person then hearing the truth about yourself sounds mean, but it's not the same kind of mean as being a horrible person in the first place.

And this, from Radley Balko:

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