Comments:YouTube user gets instant fame for video defending Britney Spears

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Bah. Not news. Just because MSNBC has an article on it, doesn't mean Wikinews should, we can actually have better standards. 04:09, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Not just MSNBC, but over 30 other news sources. Matt | userpage | contribs 04:22, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Agreed. Extremely unimportant and the world would do better not knowing that such an event even happened.

Agree, but it does meet the Wikinews:Style guide standards. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:32, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

<tongueincheek>Those earthquakes happened because we didn't leave Britney alone!</tongueincheek>. I don't think it deserves an article on WP but it deserves a story, sadly. TheCustomOfLife 06:24, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ironic edit

Well done. By complaining about how the media explot Britney, you have yourself acieved fame by using her name on Youtube.


This was first headline I clicked on RSS Feed. Good story. -Edbrown05 09:15, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thanks :) Matt | userpage | contribs 09:26, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Bah edit

What a steaming pile of crap! Some attention whore on youtube gets zillions of hits and we have a story on it?

Why didn't someone do a story on this YouTube clip when it came out? A damn sight more entertaining than some idiot with a bit makeup and a sheet bitching about people criticising the worst comeback effort since I don't know what. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:29, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

If you are not interested, don't read it. -Edbrown05 09:39, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Wikinews had a decent article, then administrators realized that OMG, this is news, then it never had anything to do with news. -Edbrown05 10:17, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
This kind of self-generating news in my opinion only undermines Wikinews as a serious news outlet. The only reason this is news is that this is news. (If there's any news here, it's the phenomenon of how this kind of stuff gets perceived as news, but the article is written as if the YouTube clip somehow were news.) 11:06, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Not reading it isn't an option. Personally I'd just like to replace it with "Here is a sad and pathetic video. Millions of people have watched this and emailed a link to their friends saying 'here is a sad and pathetic video'." --Brian McNeil / talk 11:43, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
You actually watched the video? If the article was allowed to pass as it was orginally reported, there would be no need to load the video (and be disqusted). That was clear from the beginning, sadly, it did not end that way. The existing article is so devoid of reporting that it invites the interested reader to pursue what is not worth pursuing... because its original content was ripped out. -Edbrown05 06:30, 18 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Fact checking is a good thing. Is there any trust around here? -Edbrown05 07:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wow, he sure enjoys her music. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:27, 8 February 2008 (UTC)Reply