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15th Apr '17 2:22:42 PM ooh
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* The people profiled in Time Magazine's "Man-Woman of the Year" issues have always been picked by their relevancy during a given year, not to promote the best leaders. Several news websites, particularly those with a right-wing conspiracy theory bias, were shocked to see that Time "endorsed" UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as it's "Man of the Year" during the height of the Third Reich. Anyone who actually ''read'' the issue would have learned that the magazine was calling him off for being the sick bastard that he was, not to praise him. One might question what these same websites thought when they saw UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump grace Time's "Man of the Year" issue in 2016.

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* The people profiled in Time Magazine's "Man-Woman of the Year" issues have always been picked by their relevancy during a given year, not to promote the best leaders. Several news websites, particularly those with a right-wing conspiracy theory bias, were shocked (or perhaps, ''pretended'' to be shocked) to see that Time "endorsed" UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as it's "Man of the Year" during the height of the Third Reich. Anyone who actually ''read'' the issue would have learned that the magazine was calling him off for being the sick bastard that he was, not to praise him. One might question what these same websites thought when they saw UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump grace Time's "Man of the Year" issue in 2016.
13th Apr '17 2:29:07 PM ooh
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Ironically, The Guardian meant to make a statement about "fake news" and the "post-truth world" with the quote, but its writer and editor completely failed to do any cursory fact-checking in doing so.
* As of February 2017, there are 412 ratings (including at least one 1-star rating) of the fourth Literature/CormoranStrikeNovels book on [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-untitled GoodReads]] -- despite the fact that absolutely nothing at all is known about this book (including its title, and when or even ''if'' it will be published), making all those "ratings" so much hot air.

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* Ironically, The Guardian meant to make a statement about "fake news" and the "post-truth world" with the quote, but its writer and editor completely failed to do any cursory fact-checking in doing so.
* ** As of February 2017, there are 412 ratings (including at least one 1-star rating) of the fourth Literature/CormoranStrikeNovels book on [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-untitled GoodReads]] -- despite the fact that absolutely nothing at all is known about this book (including its title, and when or even ''if'' it will be published), making all those "ratings" so much hot air.air.
* The people profiled in Time Magazine's "Man-Woman of the Year" issues have always been picked by their relevancy during a given year, not to promote the best leaders. Several news websites, particularly those with a right-wing conspiracy theory bias, were shocked to see that Time "endorsed" UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as it's "Man of the Year" during the height of the Third Reich. Anyone who actually ''read'' the issue would have learned that the magazine was calling him off for being the sick bastard that he was, not to praise him. One might question what these same websites thought when they saw UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump grace Time's "Man of the Year" issue in 2016.
26th Mar '17 3:03:26 PM nombretomado
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** Other Christian alarmists have cited an interview where JK Rowling proclaims her allegiance to Satan as proof of the series' evil. The source of this damning testimony? ''TheOnion.''

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** Other Christian alarmists have cited an interview where JK Rowling proclaims her allegiance to Satan as proof of the series' evil. The source of this damning testimony? ''TheOnion.''Website/TheOnion.''
22nd Mar '17 11:02:54 AM DustSnitch
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** In WebVideo/BennettTheSage[='s=] DramaticReading of ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', he mistook "Hogsmeade" for a misspelling of "Hogwarts". Apparently, someone in the comments pointed this out and he paid attention, because in subsequent videos he started {{Lampshading}} his lack of knowledge about the PotterVerse, stating at one point that "Professor Slutborn" could be a real ''Potter'' character for all he knew.

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** In WebVideo/BennettTheSage[='s=] DramaticReading of ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', he mistook "Hogsmeade" for a misspelling of "Hogwarts". Apparently, someone in the comments pointed this out and he paid attention, because in subsequent videos he started {{Lampshading}} his lack of knowledge about the PotterVerse, ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', stating at one point that "Professor Slutborn" could be a real ''Potter'' character for all he knew.
12th Mar '17 1:10:20 AM ShorinBJ
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** The same thing happened in the slipcover for the hardback edition of ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'', followed by the statement that [[spoiler: Maureen was not only Lazarus's [[IncestIsRelative mother and wife, but his daughter.]]]]

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** The same thing happened in the slipcover for the hardback edition of ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'', followed by the statement that [[spoiler: Maureen [[spoiler:Maureen was not only Lazarus's [[IncestIsRelative mother and wife, but his daughter.]]]]



*** Someone sent ''Reader's Digest'' an angry letter after they had JK Rowling on the cover. They then sent another one that complained about their first letter being truncated when published, in which they revealed their source for their outrage was ''The Onion''. ''Reader's Digest'' did the print equivalent of patting them on the head and saying, "There, there..." The two letters and response from the editor can be [[http://robinabrahams.com/2010/04/01/april-fools/ read here.]]

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*** Someone sent ''Reader's Digest'' an angry letter after they had JK Rowling on the cover. They then sent another one that complained about their first letter being truncated when published, in which they revealed their source for their outrage was ''The Onion''. ''Reader's Digest'' did the print equivalent of patting them on the head and saying, "There, there..." The two letters and response from the editor can be [[http://robinabrahams.com/2010/04/01/april-fools/ "
** Creator/JackChick, as you might expect,
read here.]]none of the books. According to him, they contain actual instructions for practicing witchcraft and selling your soul to the devil. This is par for the course for ''ComicBooks/ChickTracts''.



** A series of articles published by a major newspaper prior to the release of the fourth book announced "sensational changes" at Hogwarts, such as the arrival of the new potions professor, a certain Lucius Malfoy. While Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers have changed hands annually for decades (none of whom were Malfoy either), no new potions professor appeared until book six (and ''he'' was technically an old professor returning).

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** A series of articles published by a major newspaper prior to the release of the fourth book announced "sensational changes" at Hogwarts, such as the arrival of the new potions Potions professor, a certain Lucius Malfoy. While Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers have changed hands annually for decades (none of whom were Malfoy either), no new potions Potions professor appeared until book six (and ''he'' was technically an old professor returning).
24th Feb '17 2:22:39 PM Trueman001
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24th Feb '17 2:22:34 PM Trueman001
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* As of February 2017, there are 412 ratings (including at least one 1-star rating) of the fourth Literature/CormoranStrikeSeries book on [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-untitled GoodReads]] -- despite the fact that absolutely nothing at all is known about this book (including its title, and when or even ''if'' it will be published), making all those "ratings" so much hot air.

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* As of February 2017, there are 412 ratings (including at least one 1-star rating) of the fourth Literature/CormoranStrikeSeries Literature/CormoranStrikeNovels book on [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-untitled GoodReads]] -- despite the fact that absolutely nothing at all is known about this book (including its title, and when or even ''if'' it will be published), making all those "ratings" so much hot air.
22nd Feb '17 7:21:35 AM Trueman001
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* As of February 2017, there are 412 ratings (including at least one 1-star rating) of the fourth Literature/CormoranStrikeSeries book on [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-untitled GoodReads]] -- despite the fact that absolutely nothing at all is known about this book (including its title, and when or even ''if'' it will be published), making all those "ratings" so much hot air.
26th Jan '17 9:03:52 AM Glowsquid
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*In January 2017, The Guardian was found to have included [[https://twitter.com/pixelatedboat/status/824388930975916032 a blatantly fake quote]] "from Literature/NineteenEightyFour" (actually taken from a [[https://twitter.com/pixelatedboat/status/823724412729839617 joke tweet]]) in an article, despite the ''many'' signs something was amiss
**The fake quote include [[StylisticSuck suspiciously goofy and stilted writing]] for something heralded as a sophisticated litterary classic.
**The follow-up tweet to the quoted statement includes even goofier writing and mentions [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely and sprockets]].
**The fake quote has the protagonist converse with Big Brother, which never happens in the book. Infact, the book deliberatly leaves it ambiguous as to wheter Big Brother is a real person or simply an invented symbol of the party.
**The characters of ''1984'' never talk about something called "Tiny Train Town" at any point.
Ironically, The Guardian meant to make a statement about "fake news" and the "post-truth world" with the quote, but its writer and editor completely failed to do any cursory fact-checking in doing so.
23rd Jan '17 9:01:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* Similarly, Creator/DianeDuane's ''YoungWizards'' series has been accused of ripping off ''Literature/HarryPotter'' by people who don't realize that Diane was writing them ''twenty years'' before JK Rowling first put pen to paper.

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* Similarly, Creator/DianeDuane's ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has been accused of ripping off ''Literature/HarryPotter'' by people who don't realize that Diane was writing them ''twenty years'' before JK Rowling first put pen to paper.
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