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to not want to read AIBU in today's Independent?

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llareggub Mon 22-Jun-09 09:40:41

Lazy journos and their cut and paste skills. Four pages of AIBU cut and pasted from mumsnet. Can I have a job Independent? I'm rather skilled with the old edit button.


And I wasn't namechecked.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 22-Jun-09 09:44:55

Just read it. It was crap.

And they have invented an acronym or more likely just misunderstood what it means. hmm

flowerybeanbag Mon 22-Jun-09 09:46:47

Do you have a link ladies?

llareggub Mon 22-Jun-09 09:47:09

It was a pretty pointless feature. No commentary or analysis, just cut and paste. Is that really what passes for journalism these days?

princessmel Mon 22-Jun-09 09:47:37

Which AIBU was it?

Agree it's lazy though.

llareggub Mon 22-Jun-09 09:50:49


It is very badly laid out on their website.

Gorionine Mon 22-Jun-09 09:50:56

Would love a link too, please!smile

Alambil Mon 22-Jun-09 09:51:22

how BORING is that!!

spicemonster Mon 22-Jun-09 09:51:37

Yay I made the paper! Shame they gave me the wrong quote angry

it's here

Gorionine Mon 22-Jun-09 09:51:53

x posted!
Thank you!

Tortington Mon 22-Jun-09 09:53:17

oh my lord, literally.

thumbwitch Mon 22-Jun-09 09:54:39

slow day on the news front, is it? it's a bit like the dead donkey story - "oh let's see if there's anything new on MN that we can borrow cos we've a page to fill"

OTOH - without commentary, it's free advertising, innit!grin

hatwoman Mon 22-Jun-09 09:58:46

that bothers me less than when it's disguised as a researched article. it's like having extracts from a book. suprised it made it into a weekday paper though. more of a weekend space-filler imo.

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 22-Jun-09 09:59:01

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sweetnitanitro Mon 22-Jun-09 10:01:36

I could be a journalist, I'm really good at cutting and pasting.

flowerybeanbag Mon 22-Jun-09 10:47:18

How lazy!

You were namechecked though the wedding one.

screamingabdab Mon 22-Jun-09 10:56:04

Lazy ...

The other day I was on a thread, and the OP got given short shrift by someone who thought she was a journalist advertising an article she had written.

I was a bit hmm, but now I'm not so sure. And the OP hasn't come back ....

Frasersmum123 Mon 22-Jun-09 11:13:17

They chose really boring topics - its Lazy that they did it, but even worse they chose such dull topics.

UnquietDad Mon 22-Jun-09 11:14:52

I love the way it needs a key grin

screamingabdab Mon 22-Jun-09 11:21:16

angry I wasn't on it, in view of my great erudition and enormous wit grin

llareggub Mon 22-Jun-09 11:28:21

How lazy was I not to read it properly! Well spotted Flowery. To think I read it in the paper and on line and still didn't spot it.

I take it all back.

squeaver Mon 22-Jun-09 11:30:33

Well that's The Independent for you, these days.

Squidward Mon 22-Jun-09 11:31:18

Its a press release surelY?

ninedragons Mon 22-Jun-09 11:34:07

Didn't they do exactly the same thing about five or six months ago? Or was that the Times?

UnquietDad Mon 22-Jun-09 11:37:38

It's happened ever since the Internet was a wee lad.

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