Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Debunked: EUTimes.net




Do I really need to debunk a website like this? Judging by the amount of times I've seen it posted on Facebook news feed by people taking this crap seriously, I'd say the answer is, sadly, yes.

From the "Careers" section:

"NOTE! Please note that we do not tolerate fake/disinformation articles and you can get fired if you send us fake stories."

Right.


According to their "About Us" section:

"The European Union Times also known as The EU Times is an online copyrighted newspaper. Most articles have external 'credible' sources cited at the end of each article with the click-able word 'Source'. If you click on 'Source' you will end-up to an external source. Anyone is allowed to republish stories from EU Times with the condition to add a link towards the page where you took the story from. Feel free to reproduce any of our articles or to add our link on your website, or even to advertise for it as long as its not defamatory for us."

According to their "Careers" section:

"Become today a professional journalist for the European newspaper 'The EU Times' and we will guarantee in your resume that you have worked for us."

For a "professional" news website, there sure are a LOT of grammatical errors.

While EUTimes appears to occasionally publish legitimate stories and information, the majority of content is dripping with bullshit, as demonstrated by screenshots of their articles posted both above and below.




Between grammar issues so blatant that a drunken third grader would easily notice them, to the utterly ridiculous claims, the point here should be extremely clear: If you're looking for reliable news, EUTimes is not the place to find it.

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See also:

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14 comments:

  1. I can´t see what grammar mistakes have to do with this paper being non credible. Is that how you want to prove things? Try again

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    1. If an ogranization cannot check their own article for grammar and spelling, how can they be trusted to check their facts and sources? They are not even taking the time to look at their own writing. That is why it calls their legitimacy into question.

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    2. Typo.......... "oGRanization"........!

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    3. Laughing at your own jokes. -_-

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  2. Just because you disagree with their perspective doesn't make them bullshit. I disagree with the perspective of the New York Times often, but its not garbage by any means. I agree, try again.

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    1. All you have to do is a little research, SPLC did it for you actually: http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/12/16/racist-skinheads-wife-behind-european-news-website/

      Whether you want to believe that EU times is real is up to you, but I would hope people have more brains than to believe everything they read see or hear.

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    2. LOL... the SPLC isn't the best source for debunking anything. They have their own agenda just like any other organization. Here's a perfect example: http://townhall.com/columnists/tomtancredo/2010/04/23/the_hidden_agenda_of_the_southern_poverty_law_center

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  3. Anonymous, we're all entitled to our own opinions, but not to our own facts. I'm 99.999% sure god hasn't turned up to Utah to blast spazzy messages about plural pronouns at mormons. Thats just *silly*

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  4. To all those posting as "Anonymous", how can anyone take what your saying seriously when you won't even post your name so we can verify that YOU are a credible source of information? George Carlin made sense we said to "Question everything." And everything should include yourself just as a double check.

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  5. First time to this site - I must agree with Michael Smith.
    In addition, when met with controversial information, it's best to check other sources. Those that fail to do so are themselves, not credible.

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  6. EU-Times is totally racist, Trump pushing agenda! You can say anything you want about anything....but as soon as i called them out on being a Trump support network they banned me!
    found out the website is owned by some skinhead...."makes total sense now"
    All their WW3 is going to happen articles, racist garbage and pro Trump propaganda!
    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2009/12/16/racist-skinheads-wife-behind-european-news-website

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  7. So anyone can be a "news service these days.....ANYONE!"
    maybe i can push my political and racist views upon others as well.
    I guess thats what most people do anyway!

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