Well, in essence, it’s this:
These days I use the BBC News website to get my news, but I used to use Yahoo! News as it was more convenient. The difference is marked:
‘Your Toddler Is Probably Unlocking Your Mobile Phone Right Now!’ vies for my attention on the right hand side of the Yahoo! News homepage, while the BBC shows features with titles like ‘Love vs. Hate’ and ‘Breaking Barriers’. You see this kind of thing increasingly throughout the internet in the form of adverts, spam and ‘news’ articles, and I think that it undermines the credibility of media on the Internet as a whole. This is why the BBC is important.
To all of these sites that put up these redundant articles I ask this: if your interest is clearly on getting more views, and not providing accurate and important information, why should we trust you to keep us informed? It’s an issue that should be addressed, if only for our sanity.
Tomorrow is the start of another half-term at school, and today marks the last day of my week off. It’s not great for you or me: I have to go back to school and do school-related stuff, and as a result my blogging will probably become even less frequent. So I thought I would share this for a little amusement before I have to go back.
From a Manchester United fan newsletter about young players. It’s probably just an innocent mistake and not indicative of problems of Nazism among Manchester United supporters, so I think we can just sit and laugh at this one. Especially since it is laughing at Manchester United, something that I, as an Arsenal fan, thoroughly approve of.
Earlier on I demonstrated how, to the religious right, the logical conclusion of humanism is another Nazi regime. This is, I believe, inaccurate. So I’d thought I’d demonstrate what an accurate logical conclusion might be.
It makes a great deal of sense: wingnuts object to abortions because it is denying a child from being born. Not having sex also prevents a child from being born. Therefore, wingnuts must object to not having sex! Simple!