...and the comments, because the first one is quite fun too:
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Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2012-12-02 16:14.
The internet craze of ‘falsifying’, known as Journalism, is sweeping the nation and Manchester writers claim they are at the forefront of inaccurate article writing. We even have a falsifier in the movies…
Journalism is an activity which involves writing articles with minimal background research, and filling in the gaps using purely your own imagination.
The word journalism originates from the words ‘journal’ and ‘falsism’, and was developed by a group of writers working to deadlines, who were unwilling to put the time into researching accurate information.
It takes a combination of deviance, creative licence and deceit to successfully author seemingly believable articles, which to the average reader would seem to be accurate.
Richard Head, a journalist at Mancunian Matters, hosts special Falsifying classes and insists the popularity of writing made up articles is increasing.
“It’s word gymnastics. Getting from the top of the page to the bottom as fast as possible but putting a bit of flair into it. You become more animalistic in your approach to reasoning,” said the 25-year old.
He added: “The activity is pretty popular. Between 1980 and 2012 it has gone mad. Programmes on the TV like The Leveson Inquiry and films really helped to build the activity up.”
Manchester even has a movie star of its own with Mancunian Matters journalist Ho Chi Minh blagging his way onto the set of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.
A Manchester-based journalist, known only as ‘Bone’, claims the city has some of the most exciting ‘falsifiers’ in the country.
Bone said: “Manchester is perfect for those of us into falsifying articles. The public almost never question what we write, and so anything goes really!
“Over the last five years in particular, our numbers have swelled unbelievably, and so has the ludicrousness of the stuff we’re putting out.
“When we have a deadline to meet, it’s every man for himself, and we have a good old chuckle amongst ourselves about some of the rubbish we come up with!”
And what is it exactly about falsifying which gets the creative juices flowing?
“It’s the pay packet, and getting to the pub straight after work! Who wants to spend time researching something, when you could have the article done and dusted in half the time?
“There is an element of putting your credibility at risk, so it is better to build up the nonsense gradually.
This article does not
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2012-11-24 18:30.
This article does not represent anyone in the Parkour community.
Riddled with inaccuracies
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2012-11-24 18:11.
This article is full of inaccuracies. 'You could easily die doing parkour'. Could you? You're obviously doing it completely wrong then. I've never seen anyone die whilst practicing parkour.
There was no such TV show as 'Move England'. There was Jump London and Jump Britain.
'It isn't a game for kids'. It's not a game, but kids can practice parkour perfectly safely with the correct guidance. Once you understand what parkour is, you'll know that it's about personal improvement and not risky moves.
Also the term 'park running' has never existed. 'Parkour' as a name came from 'Parcours Du Combatant', which were military obstacle courses.
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