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The top ten junk food news items for 2000 were:

  1. Survivor (television series)
  2. Elian Gonzalez
  3. The millionaire bride (Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?)
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  6. Whitewater and the private lives of the Clintons
  7. Napster
  8. Tie: The Ellen Degenerese and Anne Heche break up & JonBenét Ramsey
  9. Rickey Martin's sexuality
  10. Tie: Brad Pitt's wedding & Dot-coms and IPOs

I removed this because plenty of people think at the very least Whitewater, Napster and the dotcoms are valid news stories with adequate reason to be on CNN. Also, is "Junk Food News" always capitalized, or should it be at junk food news? Tokerboy

I agree that the list doesn't belong in the wikipedia. It isn't relevant to me.

The junk food factor of Whitewater and the private lives of the Clintons was that it dragged on so long with no result when there was soooo much other scandel surrounding the Clintons. European sensibilies laughed themselves to tears and then they cried over fundamentalist puritanical America's obsession with their presidents sex game cum-staining of an

adult womans dress. There are serious problems in America that one network could have got audience but no every single channel and show had crap on about complicated finacial shenagins instead of slam dunk political corruption.

After Enron don't some dot-com bubble economy profits look like a RICO case. Think about some of the scams or smoke and mirror morality. The rot in America starts at the top and continues down till it is stopped by the fifth check and balance of the American Constitution.
Napster is very important indeed; but the way the story was framed, has us celebrating Mickey Freedom Day with non violent resistance, civil disobediance, Satyagraha and down right uncivil disobedience. the spectrum of opposition is huge the responses will be diverse. I heard one guy wanted to kill Sonny Bono. User:Two16

This article can never be NPOV. I vote for its deletion. -- Zoe

I disagree. Googling reveals 2,640 hits for "junk foods news" (with quotation marks). Many of them seem to about actual news related to junk foods, but some of the biggest hits are Project Censored and related ideas. It seems to be a term actually used by actual, non-insane people, so I think it deserves to exist. A list like what I removed is here inherently POV, and no such list should exist, but the idea, I think, should still be explained. Maybe if we take something pretty obviously junk food news, that even people interested in it agree is pretty irrelevant (like Cruise/Kidman), we can describe what is junk food news and why people still pay attention to "news" magazines that are dedicated more or less solely to it. In any case, it's a real term... I don't see why it should be deleted. Tokerboy

So, Toker, please explain how it can be NPOV. One man's junk food is another man's worthwhile information. -- Zoe, who is really unhappy right now.

Of course, but that's true of a lot of things. One man's punk band is another man's sell-outs, one man's science is another man's Satan-inspired trash... All I'm saying is that it's a real term used to describe real things in a complex way and is therefore worthy of an encyclopedia article. Tokerboy
Whether it is or isn't, it isn't your call to take it off the Votes for deletion page. -- Zoe
I never took it off Votes for Deletion. According to history it was the Cunctator. Tokerboy

Yes Zoe and you're not going to be able to get rid of this article simply because it stretches your capacity to understand the wikipedia. If we stopped writing articles every time that somebody felt uncomfortable with the communities ability to write NPOV we would never have articles on any contravercial topic. Just think of abortion and SUV. Try taking a look at where an article links (or is linked from) and you will have a much better idea about its validity. Google is good but it only catelogues what people have made web sites about. Think before you reflexively crap on something you don't understand. If you want to learn go to votes for deletion are see my specific comments there. Also actually read NPOV all the way to the end. Then check out Jimbo's principles also on this site. Rise and shine sleepy head! Two16

Look. I put this on votes for deletion, which allows us to discuss it. If it's the consensus that it stay, fine, though I would disagree with the consenus. But it's not somebody else's right to arbitrarily remove it from the votes for deletion page without discussion.

This article does average more than 50 hits a day, which is more than most of the articles I work on. I got here by following a link in Wikipedia:Fringe theories. I would think it's OK to keep it. -- Margin1522 (talk) 17:30, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


Would yo-yo news be considered JFN? I thought about the stock market and similar. For economics and others with a personal interest, it's important to always be updated.

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I've tagged this for references and OR. In particular, the list of examples needs to be sourced. Dhaluza 10:17, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

This article was a close paraphrase of an original article by Jensen (which can also be found on the web, although I didn't cite it for copyright reasons). So I put it back into Jensen's words, added footnotes, and removed the references and OR tags. --Margin1522 (talk) 17:26, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Carl Jensen[edit]

Does this Carl Jenson have an Wikipedia-article. And if yes, which Carl Jensen is he? --80.109.39.94 (talk) 17:56, 3 October 2011 (UTC)