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Why I have stopped reading The Register
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tigerfort From: tigerfort Date: October 28th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stopped reading the register a few years ago now, because I found their climate change denialism too aggravating to tolerate. But if I hadn't, I'd definitely be stopping now.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're following the Daily Mail tabloid strategy; attention-getting headlines, reactionary opinions, etc. They probably like the controversy this particular article has attracted.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: October 28th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd been gritting my teeth through the climate change denialism. What got me to the edge was their downright offensive attitude to rural broadband rollout (or lack thereof). Being called a "bumpkin" and "sheep-worrier" is not going to endear me to your "journalism". I guess this is what tips them over the edge. Bye bye, El Reg. If you ever learn that mockery is can only ever be witty if directed upwards, I might come back. But I ain't holding my breath.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: October 28th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stopped reading the Register years ago for the same reason - any journal which prefers 'an irreverent attitude' to actual truth is not fit to be read. I'm rather saddened that anyone has still been reading it.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: October 29th, 2013 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I was only really reading it for the gadget news-and-reviews. (In fact, I think only ever really read it for those.) Not sure where to go for that now.
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tigerfort From: tigerfort Date: October 29th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Paying either well or on time is frankly depressingly rare in freelancing of any kind.

I'm actually inclined to view trolling on the subject of climate change as worse than good-faith idiocy. At least the idiots believe they're doing good, whereas someone who accepts that we're in the process of inducing a potential extinction event is knowingly and intentionally causing harm. "Deliberately contributing to unnecessary death and suffering on a massive scale" must be pretty close to the definition of evil, if the word means anything.
major_clanger From: major_clanger Date: October 29th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Orlowski wrote a fundamentally flawed and misleading article on the recent Orphan Works copyright reforms, which led to no end of fuss as photographers and artists were conned into believing that HMG was about to abolish copyright in their work. He previously came within a hairs-breadth of seriously libelling a friend of mine, although of course since he writes from the safe haven of the USA their was no prospect of recourse. The man is wilfully vile, and I refuse to have anything to do with El Reg so long as he writes for it.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 30th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
That man is a whole different can of worms. And I apologise for libelling worms.
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