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computer-generated story gone horribly bad?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    someone please tell me this is one of those really, really, really, really really bad computer-generated stories. i'm speechless, horrified, nauseated and somehow amused all at the same time.

  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Only thing missing there is a Nigerian prince asking for your bank account number.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The source material from Dallas Morning News:

    Randy Jackson had the magic touch at Mesquite Poteet, turning a program that won one game during the 2008 and 2009 seasons into a state contender.

    Now the veteran coach will try to perform the same trick at Plano East, the state’s largest high school.

    Jackson confirmed Friday that he accepted the heading coaching position at East. He’ll replace Johnny Ringo, who unexpectedly announced his resignation on April 29.

    Betcha dollars to doughnuts this is a website that outsourced newswriting to India.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?"

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member


    GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Randy just did his Sorcery Hold!
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    A streamer coaching position? That'd be right up BigDog's alley!
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Does that make Randy Jackson his huckleberry?
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Candlesticks always make a nice gift.

    So would this:

  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    My first thought was that Michael Stipe had taken up sports writing.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    That looks like it was run thru babelfish.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Maybe NDJournalist is employed again.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The computers are outsmarting us all by getting generating more web clicks.
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