The New Zealand Herald
February 27, 2005 2:01 PM   Subscribe

The New Zealand Herald published this photo on its light hearted back page of news section entitled The Back Page today; the source of the photo was listed as Monkeyfilter. Someone is getting paid to surf the Internet.
posted by Samuel Farrow (9 comments total)
Yeah, the Back Page has been publishing things off of the Internet for awhile now. Often quite funny. It's like a blog that more than 0.1% of the population might actually read.

I forget, is that column written by Te Radar?
posted by Nelson at 2:12 PM on February 27, 2005

"Someone is getting paid to surf the Internet."

This is news? Lots of people are getting paid to surf teh interweb these days. Believe me, I know.
posted by jscalzi at 2:25 PM on February 27, 2005

The local TV news shows in LA typically have 1 or 2 stories a night that were on the Internet first.
posted by maschnitz at 2:34 PM on February 27, 2005

I'm getting paid to post to metafilter while I sip this delicious tab. Tab, the refreshing taste that refreshes.
posted by drezdn at 2:49 PM on February 27, 2005

Yeah, I turned down the Tab gig, 'cause I couldn't stand the aftertaste. Flavor blasted Goldfish, anyone?
posted by wendell at 6:57 PM on February 27, 2005

Soda is for losers! /brought to you by the makers of America's finest beverage, Beer!
posted by billsaysthis at 8:10 PM on February 27, 2005

I've noticed that in the Herald for a while. The consistent failure to provide attribution bugs me.

Yes, the internet has done one thing for print media - it's removed the need to pay or look for weird stories off the wire.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 9:19 PM on February 27, 2005

You'd think they could at least click through to the original URL and post it. One more click, is it really that difficult?
posted by cali at 9:49 PM on February 27, 2005

A friend of mine had a photoshop image he made (it disparaged Hamilton) printed in the Herald with attribution a few years ago.
posted by X-00 at 1:14 PM on February 28, 2005

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