Frequency Asked Questions
What’s with the name of your site?
“I hate the media.”
Of course you do. You’ve said it. We’ve said it. Hell, everyone’s said it. Day in and day out, we’re bombarded by blatant bias. Insulted by idiot anchors. Harangued by Hollywood halfwits. Aurally assaulted by so-called singers.
Television. Radio. Newspapers. Magazines. Films. Music. They all deserve to die slow, painful deaths. Oh, what’s that? They are dying slow, painful deaths? Well, in that case, it appears that life really is fair.
Our goal at “I Hate the Media” is to point out all the bias and the blindness. All the lies and the lunacy. All the fakes and the phonies. All the morons and the myopic.
The thing is, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
Who is behind IHateTheMedia.com?
See our Staff page.
Why should I register an account. I don’t need it to read, and I don’t need it to post comments?
Creating an account for yourself allows you to post comments more quickly because you do not have to key in your name and email address with every comment. In addition, you will be able to lock in the user name of your choice, before someone else grabs it.
How do I put my photo or image with my comments like some of the other commenters?
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How can I help IHateTheMedia.com?
By spreading the word
The best thing you can do is spread the word about IHateTheMedia.com. Emailing all your friends on your address book is the easiest thing to do. If you have social bookmarking accounts at sites like Delicious, StumbleUpon, and Digg, you can link to our specific articles that you like. If you’ve got an account at social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin, you can let people know about us there and even include our RSS feed on your page. And if you are on Twitter, there’s nothing like tweeting and retweeting our articles–you can use our green Tweet This button in each article.
If you run a blog of your own, please include us in your Blogroll. And feel free to use excerpts of our articles in your own posts, including a link back to our article.
By sending us tips
We are always on the lookout for new things to write about. If you see something you think might be of interest to us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
By buying some stuff
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Buy a Shirt: If you like IHateTheMedia.com, why not wear the slogan, or put it on your coffee mug or car’s bumper? Just visit our store to take a look around. Cafepress, the company behind the shirts, is very customer-service oriented and will allow returns if you don’t like what you received.
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Can I write for IHateTheMedia.com?
Yes! We are always looking for authors. Please read our page, Become an IHateTheMedia.com contributor.
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