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PostSubject: Swine flu causes Zombism   Fri May 01, 2009 7:33 pm

http://www.bbc.co.europe/8027043.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sat May 02, 2009 5:56 pm

Bartimaeus wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.europe/8027043.htm
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/05/zombie-swine-fl.html
Yeah, that link wasn't even from the BBC website.

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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sat May 02, 2009 7:41 pm

...good job on wreckin' the joke, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sat May 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Bartimaeus wrote:
...good job on wreckin' the joke, lol
Lmao, sorry mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sun May 03, 2009 12:01 am

Ugh the grammar in that article is so bad that it can't possibly be real. If you're going to make a fake news story, at least make the fake believable *sigh*. "There methods, however, have been uneffective in spotting the H1Z1 strain." Horrible.

Their; ineffective. Fail.
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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sun May 03, 2009 12:07 am

I love the Grammar Nazism by Aqua.

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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sun May 03, 2009 4:52 pm

Yet you can agree that my point has some validity. If you're going to do a fake news story, you ought to at least write in the style of which you are making fun. Additionally, the believability (ethos if you will) of the article plummets while such horrible grammar mistakes are present.
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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Sun May 03, 2009 7:14 pm

To an English major, or someone OCD like myself, yes - but to the general public, no not really, where 75% of people don't have any post secondary, and half of those people just pass high school - it pulls it off well. Fake news is kind of supposed to be just that. Fake. You have to be able to tell they're joking, otherwise it's Neutral what has the world come to? Though, I do agree that simple mistakes like that can, and should be easily avoided by reading through and editing just once.

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PostSubject: Re: Swine flu causes Zombism   Thu May 14, 2009 4:02 pm

http://www.examiner.com/x-5092-Denver-Family-Health-Examiner~y2009m5d14-It-aint-over-Swine-flu-death-cases-rise (# of swine flu cases/deaths, idk how reliable it is)

Apparently, there have been 6500 cases of swine flu world wide, and 65 deaths (mostly mexico) over time. But there are 12,000 deaths from malaria each day ;(


PS: the media and these types of sites try to get as much out of these things as possible... even if that means blowing it out of proportion and lying to get the best story T_T (e.g. media sometimes shows ice breaking off from Antarctica, but that's normal... and Al Gore's inconvenient truth foretells a 20foot sea-level rise by 100 years but actually at its worst its 30 or something)
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