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#1  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2018 3:11 am

and it works - begone foul beast....


https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... gccggobaej

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#2  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2018 3:20 am

This is SUCH a treat.....the dumpf has been extirpated. DIgg, BBC, CNN etc etc
Guardian seems resistant. :(

NYT works perfectly

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#3  Postby OlivierK » Jun 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Meh, it's an impossible task, even if you think it's a good idea. That NYT front page that "works perfectly" still has four Trump stories on it:

One about him wanting to trash an alliance (now unspecified thanks to missing headline), one about the despair of White House aides at their job conditions, and two about him trash-talking Trudeau and other allies after the G7 meeting. Being generous, I'm not even including the article about NK-US and NK-China relations that's had its headline expunged for mentioning Trump.

Taken together, the Trump articles that are still there make up over half the screen real estate devoted to news and opinion, or pretty much all of it if you include the NK piece that had Trump in its headline.

Edit: Perhaps they should also block "the President" and "White House". They'd get a few false positives, but it would be almost artistic in its ability to render entire news sites as whitespace.
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#4  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2018 9:47 pm

For many of my news sites he is gone - visually for the most part....fine by me - anything is a relief :coffee:

There is good reason the developer (actually three different developers ) took the project on.
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#5  Postby OlivierK » Jun 12, 2018 12:46 am

I kind of get it, but despite thinking a lot of Trump's headline grabbing is a smokescreen for the more insidious actions of his administration, much of those actions that should be reported on would also get filter.

What we really need is for news organisations to not do Trump's bidding - by putting the latest deliberate idiocy front and centre of their news - but to prioritise what's actually important. Maybe just round up Trump's (and his media surrogates') daily soap opera into a single article so people can stay in the loop if they want to. But in a world where once-serious news outlets now report on who got voted off reality television shows, such resistance to clickbait seems too much to ask.

Also , Trumps media strategy is very skilled at merging the big issues and the soap opera (prime example: Mueller) so that the whole resulting mess can be written off as unsubstantial. It would take real discipline as a news organisation to stick to the meat, and avoid the paranoid "OMG Mueller's a secret Democrat! WITCH HUNT!!1!" tweets or whatever dumb shit Giuliani's said today. I can't think of a time when serious journalism was a harder job than now in the US.
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Jun 12, 2018 2:45 am

Unfortunately your words of wisdom were successfully blocked ;)

But I moseyed over the Safari to read

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#7  Postby laklak » Jun 12, 2018 2:42 pm

I'd like a political news blocker, but all that would be left is porn and kittens.
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#8  Postby Macdoc » Jun 12, 2018 8:25 pm

yup ....dumpf free is really relaxing tho
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#9  Postby felltoearth » Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Macdoc wrote:and it works - begone foul beast....


https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... gccggobaej

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Cool. Can someone make one for Rosie DiManno?
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#10  Postby Macdoc » Jun 13, 2018 6:34 pm

Yup ....complain to the Star ....I have any number of times.
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#11  Postby laklak » Jun 15, 2018 3:12 pm

I just looked at CNN, which I don't do often since they became an agitprop site. In the first section, of 24 headlines 15 were about Trump and 10 mentioned him directly. All Trump, All The Time.
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