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So this is journalism?
Kolman Rosenberg, Photographer
Mentor | OH | USA | Posted: 2:02 PM on 09.03.10
->> Cleveland's local Fox affiliate ran this ridiculous story and re-creation. I rarely watch the Fox network, and their local affiliate even more rarely. They seem to manufacture the news when they can't find anything truly newsworthy.

This story was featured on the Jimmy Fallon show last night. It's sadly hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOKHlWAp4No
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Michael Johnson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Geneseo | NY | USA | Posted: 2:19 PM on 09.03.10
->> Wow...now that is funny and sad. I like the guy that was making the bear "walk".
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Erik Markov, Photographer
anywhere | IN | | Posted: 2:32 PM on 09.03.10
->> If there's a bear in the woods, does he..... uhhh never mind, that ones too easy even for me. Oh wait that naturalist said he does, she saw skat!

I personally like to watch bears climb trees.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 2:50 PM on 09.03.10
->> I think I vomited in my mouth just a little bit.
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 3:01 PM on 09.03.10
->> Why do I want to believe that was the last day for the talent, producer, and news director?
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Gene Boyars, Photographer
Matawan | NJ | United States | Posted: 3:31 PM on 09.03.10
->> Come on guys, this Fox you are talking about, enough said.
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Kolman Rosenberg, Photographer
Mentor | OH | USA | Posted: 3:35 PM on 09.03.10
->> Dave, I want to believe that too but it won't happen. This is what they do.
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 3:51 PM on 09.03.10
->> In that event, I choose to believe the station is staffed by interns who haven't passed their journalism ethics class yet
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James Broome, Photographer
Tampa | FL | US | Posted: 4:06 PM on 09.03.10
->> I got a kick out of the rabbit.
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Nick Lucero, Photographer
San Luis Obispo | CA | USA | Posted: 4:19 PM on 09.03.10
->> We are not bear food!!! ...and neither are pets
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 4:27 PM on 09.03.10
->> See, now if this had been Fox News directly and not an affiliate the bear would have suspected of terrorism and had dinner with Obama last night. Least they made there own footage this time instead of using old/other footage from past events and passed it off as from that incident!
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Steve Apps, Photographer
Madison | WI | USA | Posted: 4:40 PM on 09.03.10
->> I guess you should be glad they weren't directed from Fox corporate to say that there were 10,000 bears in the yard.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 4:48 PM on 09.03.10
->> Damn! Mr. Apps beat me to my joke!
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Michael Johnson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Geneseo | NY | USA | Posted: 5:42 PM on 09.03.10
->> I almost wish they would have rented a bear suit or had the reporter walk around in a bear skin rug.
BTW... I've seen bears in my back yard and never once thought to call the news. Now I know I live in a small town but come on. Doing an interview on t.v. cause you saw a bear is almost on the same level as being interviewed for a ufo.
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Steve Apps, Photographer
Madison | WI | USA | Posted: 6:02 PM on 09.03.10
->> To be Fair, I should have added- if it was the CBS network covering the story, they would report it was maybe 1/2 a bear.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 7:15 PM on 09.03.10
->> Michael,

When I worked for a daily paper up in Vermont we covered bears once, I managed to actually get one of them in my view finder on one of the stories.

Bears and such were a normal occurrence in the area ... except one walked into the open ambulance bay at a hospital , it did no damage, it just sat down and stayed there for 15 or so minutes & was scared off by a fire truck siren.

The other was when a bear entered a house and the family found evidence that it was up stairs. I managed to get a few shots of the bear running from the house when the game warden fired tear gas into the house.

The oddest for Vermont ... a Sheriff's Deputy that was driving along when a deer somehow managed to get its head through the open window of the patrol car as it was driving around 45mph. The Deputy slammed the breaks and jumped out the car ... but didn't put the car in park, and it ended up rolling down a 30+ foot logging trench.

But the TV stations in the area (there were surprisingly three) at no point created a cardboard deer to reenact the bizarre new story!
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 7:50 PM on 09.03.10
->> The crew was sent out on a story to get images of something that wasn't there. At least they made it entertaining without being misleading. Heck, we're talking about it here.

--Mark
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Patrick Fallon, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 9:59 PM on 09.03.10
->> Dude this is over a year old... I'm pretty sure it's been discussed already.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 10:29 PM on 09.03.10
->> it was discussed at length. I can't find it in the archives but the story ran on youtube back in june of last year....yawn.
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Dianna Russell, Photographer
Springfield | MO | USA | Posted: 12:31 AM on 09.04.10
->> That is so funny. "This is what the bear "probably" looked like, only real." OMG.

Thanks so much for the laugh. It may be over a year old, but this is the first time I've seen it. That just cracks me up.
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 12:42 AM on 09.04.10
->> Does a cardboard bear Sh** in the woods? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Matt Kartozian, Photographer
Scottsdale | AZ | USA | Posted: 1:26 AM on 09.05.10
->> Im thinking the bear f***er costume from Super Troopers would have been perfect.
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Temple | TX | USA | Posted: 3:00 AM on 09.05.10
->> I thought it was a very clever, light piece, done with a sense of humor (for the benefit of those who have one). It's done every day. Reminded me of a Jeanne Moos story.
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 10:10 AM on 09.05.10
->> Gee Zowie! Some people take themselves way too seriously. That was pretty funny, no matter what affiliate produced it.
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Tom Szczerbowski, Photographer
London | ON | Canada | Posted: 2:09 PM on 09.05.10
->> Unprofessional and kind of silly, yes, but certainly not pernicious.

Since this thread was started under the aegis of questionable journalism, I too can cite some recent examples of bad journalism, such as :

- Newsweek’s fabricated story about a Koran being flushed down the toilet by guards in Guantanamo Bay

- Many networks reporting that Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035 - a laughable claim that, after being repeated for many years, has very recently been withdrawn

- etc., etc...
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