The emotional state of increasing anger resulting in verbal or written rants about poorly written news articles, misleading headlines, and biased reporting.
James' news-rage was bang on the money about that terrible article in the Herald this morning.
Frowny-face journalism is a subset of the more general human interest story, which takes some boring, abstract, impersonal policy change or social problem, uses a large photo to illustrate the sadness of the story (e.g.crying children whose playcentre is closing or an old couple who are being forced out of their subsidised housing). As a consequence, readers automatically know what to think about the story - generally 'awwwww'. This is bad enough in itself, but there is an added danger: that of taking the analogy between the sad individual and the social issue too far.
Reading such stories is a common cause of news-rage
Example of a frowny-face journalism piece from the New Zealand Herald "Bruce Burgess, 60 years old and a qualified engineer, has been busy his entire adult life. Aside from a couple of years overseas in the early 1970s, he has worked, paid his taxes and saved his money.
His wife Jo has held down regular work as an office administrator and accounts person. Neither of them smoke, they don't take extravagant holidays, and drink only occasionally."
It makes you go "awwww"
|3.||Facebook Status Rage|
The arousal of negative emotions upon reading the Facebook status updates of friends through the News Feed, esp. when the statuses are asinine, arrogant, or pretentious.
Examples of statuses that cause Facebook Status Rage:
"I miss changing people's lives."
-- Ok, Gandhi.
"Guess who got a perfect score on the exam?"
-- I don't know, help me out Sherlock.
"I have been studying so hard for my midterm this weekend. FML."
-- Too bad you still don't get it.
Something for pseudo-intellectual losers with no life to rage against in between consuming bong hits, reading David Sedaris books, and boycotting WalMart.
"Hey dude, wanna go outside?"
"And miss the latest Media Matters update about Fox News? This is life and death stuff! This time I bet O'Reilly's really gone too far!"
Term used by a worthless network news barbie or cable news bunny to describe a story's seriousness and imply the amount of resources the network will apply to its journalistic investigation.
The term is frequently used to imply that the "reporter" will get to the bottom of the story and then back to the viewers in order to feed their news rage.
studio news barbie:
"Great report Gina (news bunny on location)!"
We'll drill down into that story you're covering about Mr. and Mrs. Elephant's new baby and get back to you. Thanks.
When a facebook, myspace or twitter user is mad and makes a status out of complete rage and noone gets it or even notices it
kid: oh man i just rage posted...
man: all my news feed is rage posts D:
|7.||Shaking the Coconut Tree|
To relieve rage/tension, an individual may find a coconut tree and shake it to release the fruit. In cases where the climate does not allow for natural coconuts, the individual may choose to find the nearest fruit-bearing tree and shake that instead.
Loc became so mad after hearing the bad news that he broke into my yard and shook all the peaches off of my peach tree, the look of rage dissipated from his face as he finished "shaking the coconut tree"