A little peek behind the curtain of clickbait: the laziest, strangest part of the modern news environment
What a fucking shitshow. Them - not you.
Love the photo of you in a domanatrix’s dungeon, really illustrates how your swimming experience was dominated by this guy and his video call... joking, at least it’s made the news a bit lighter than the covid cycle of news at the minute! That being said if you’re ever swimming and that guy is on a video call again I’d avoid standing behind him on the call because that could generate one hell of a follow up article 😂
Hamilton Woman Receives Nude-Referencing Email From NZ Media Personality!
I'm curious about the process that leads to these articles. Do they have some software that scrapes Twitter and BookFace for keywords or rely on staff? Do they have an editorial meeting in the morning where the pick the "best" tweets or do the staff write any old rubbish and it gets published on the website? Do senior journalists write these while they're on the loo or do they out source it to the Philippines?
I'm always of two minds about these clickbait articles - on the one hand the lazy journalism annoys me (although I realise that there's a lot of pressure for instant stories/controversies), and on the other hand I'm usually impressed at how much can be made from so little, there's definitely a skill in that!
It is impressive how far they took it! Or is it depressing? My only concern is the never nude part. It's like when people tell me they don't eat eggplants or mushrooms... You're missing out on one of the joys of life! When the borders open up I highly recommend finding a nude beach in a foreign land where it's normal. It's very liberating! (And I guess easier in a land where you're not a well known media personality.
I'm a never-nude too, I'm glad there are others out there. I thought I was weird.
And now you have written an article about an article written about a tweet. Gotta love it
Glad you survived this shocking event so you can come be a media personality for our entertainment.
NZ journalism is so random, such low hanging fruit and terrible stories. Then you have people like Paula Penfold and the amazing investigative journalism she is doing at Stuff. Personally I choose never to go to NZ Herald, it is such a cesspit of negativity. What a time we live in, an article and media circus from one small event in your day 🤦🏼♀️
I'm surprised the NZ Herald didn't manage to cram something about Harry and Meghan into the article about your tweet as well...
No, bringing nothing to the world other than, in this case, being hilarious. Aww David Farrier, my favourite Media Personality. 😭💀
Hello Dave I’m doing a little piece for the herald about how the basketball in the changing room belonged to Steve Adams. Can you confirm it was Larry David who accidentally tripped him up at a game due to leg cramp? Xo
About four years ago I made this list...
Congrats on your promotion to media personality, David! You're mainstream now!!
Do you think there should be some effort in isolating shit "news" like this so it doesn't fill the same feed as Things That Matter? Or do you think this would obstruct our freedoms as... Journalists...? Although this isn't as shameless as say, completely falsifying something (the future of news is inevitably full of audio and video fakes) and the stakes here were pretty low, but it feels very dystopian...
Hahaha, this was amazing!!!
I have noticed so much lazy "journalism" of late, where people's twitter/insta pages are turned into articles, so bizarre...
There mustn't be enough covid/scaremongering news around at the moment 😂