Terrorist News,
March 6, 2002 5:34 PM   Subscribe

Terrorist News, helpfully split into 2 sections: "The Good News" and "The Bad News."
posted by RobertLoch (11 comments total)
Just what we need: someone else dividing things into "good" and "bad."
posted by chino at 5:51 PM on March 6, 2002

I suppose it avoids the need for an editorial...
posted by Gaz at 5:52 PM on March 6, 2002

Doesn't take much reading to note that the site is run/edited by someone(s) right of center. Example: Baldwin says we must get Bush out of office etc is listed as Bad News. Now some 50% of the country voted against Bush and though his rating are high now because of Sept 11, in a few years, I imagine the same split will turn up. And this means that what this site lists as Bad News is for others Good News. You can go through number of items and argue about whether good or bad. The point is that I like to decide things and not have some one pre-chew my food for thought for me.
posted by Postroad at 6:36 PM on March 6, 2002

file under "good news:" the air force redesigns nose art. what a powerful move in our "war on terror."

checkmate, axis of evil. checkmate.
posted by ronv at 6:56 PM on March 6, 2002

My use of the word 'Helpfully' was sarcastic btw. I think that it is funny that someone would attempt to deliver news in such a simplistic manner.
posted by RobertLoch at 6:56 PM on March 6, 2002

It's not like the guy is making any claim to impartiality, and it's not like a "Good" or "Bad" description colors the article in a way that's hard to see past. I assumed that the "helpfully" was intended as sarcasm.

As a low-bandwidth news portal it looks pretty passable to me - it's got a way higher S/N than CNN or Yahoo! News, for instance.
posted by jaek at 6:56 PM on March 6, 2002

Now all my neuroses are compartmentalized in one tidy site!
posted by donkeyschlong at 7:24 PM on March 6, 2002

Sidenote: that nose-art that ronv linked to sure does use one ugly-ass font. And the eagle, is it supposed to be wielding the sword? From a graphical standpoint, the whole thing's an eyesore (not to mention the goofy patriotism it attempts to capture).
posted by Karl at 7:36 PM on March 6, 2002

Pretty slick! However, once you've taken a look at a hand-made, DIY blog like Rantburg, you'll notice that Terrorist News is pretty short on specifics about the terrorists themselves.
posted by sheauga at 7:36 PM on March 6, 2002

I have to confess that whilst I was being sarcastic, I did actually like the way he presented the news on a certain level. There is a certain beauty in its simplicity.

As for the bias, who cares? You still get the opportunity to make up your own mind as he is just linking to articles, rather than writing first hand news.
posted by RobertLoch at 6:59 AM on March 7, 2002

Speaking of making up one's own mind, no discussion of terrorism is complete without considering the investigations of The Emperor's New Clothes.

The assertions of Jared Israel et al. are certainly worth considering with an open mind (and disturbing, and frightening, if taken at face value).
posted by gohlkus at 10:53 AM on March 7, 2002

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