Wednesday, 13 May 2015

He's bad! He's good! He's whatever it takes to get our ad's in front of you!

I'm not singling Yahoo out particularly, because they are hardly unique in this respect, but here's a screencap from the Sunnyvale behemoth's scrolling "clickbait masquerading as news" ticker today:

Ooh, look, Tiger Woods cheated on his long-term girlfriend! What a bastard! And what a terrible role model! No wonder she left him. Etc.

Ooh, look, Tiger Woods wrote an empathetic letter to a young fan who'd been bullied over his stutter. What a great guy! What a terrific role model! If only there were more like him about. Etc.

It is tiring, maintaining this level of cynicism regarding the press, but I promise I'll do my best to keep it up.


  1. I'd be more impressed if he could stop my pizza from going soggy.

    1. I'm trying to make a joke about avoiding water hazards but it's Friday, I'm tired and I'm having a crap day, so can't make it work! But thanks, Rol, for being the only regular commenter this blog has...