MSNBC hacked.
February 28, 2001 2:21 PM   Subscribe

MSNBC hacked. That faith-based missle defense thing again. Check it out, good-looking hack. I might put up a mirror if it gets changed.
posted by lbergstr (13 comments total)
Being not-too-familiar with Slate and its possible connections with MSNBC or with the writer of the piece which I assume is satire, how is this a hack? Is it a hack? How did you become aware of it? Would this piece ever naturally show up on MSNBC?
posted by amanda at 2:28 PM on February 28, 2001

It's a syndicated Slate column, with a new graphic, how is that a hack?
posted by mathowie at 2:31 PM on February 28, 2001

Well, that's what I'm thinking too, Matt. Hacks don't usually slide so seamlessly into existing databases.
posted by amanda at 2:38 PM on February 28, 2001

Maybe it's more appropriately stated as:
"MSNBC has been 0w|\|> by the evil hackers in the M$ cross-marketing department. ReedrZ b3w@r!!"

And I'm kind of glad that Slate's wanting to make us laugh a little about how loosely thrown around this "faith-based assistance" idea of Bush's is.
posted by salsamander at 2:43 PM on February 28, 2001

look at the paragraphs on the left of the page in red text...that's a clue
posted by physics at 4:59 PM on February 28, 2001

physics, those are pull quotes from the article, not mad hax0r skillz.
posted by mathowie at 5:05 PM on February 28, 2001

Well some hacks do use the existing database to mock the publisher's style. It goes undetected longer than a blatant "j00lz from c4nn0nfodd3r 0wns j00".

The original article on Slate.
posted by holloway at 5:26 PM on February 28, 2001

hahaha, those are my 1114d h4x012 text, get it? bah...i'm crazy
posted by physics at 6:37 PM on February 28, 2001

thanks to holloway for making me look slightly less stupid.
posted by lbergstr at 6:40 PM on February 28, 2001

I guess it's so rare for Slate to get any buzz that we assumed it must be a hack...
posted by darren at 7:25 AM on March 1, 2001

I'm sure that somewhere in this is a deep lesson about the state of the media today. When you can't tell a mocking hack from a genuinely-produced story, something is... er... something.
posted by beth at 12:37 PM on March 1, 2001


that's what i need every now and then. a good hacking to check out....especially when they don't realize it for a while...

what would be funnier was if the damn thing wasn't a hack, and MSNBC is swaying on the opinion pole.

so damn funny.
posted by joebighead at 6:40 PM on March 1, 2001

daddy, joebighead is confusing me.
posted by pnevares at 3:08 AM on March 6, 2001

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