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Purple prose, blue headlines

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Aug 23, 2003

Internet gurus now believe that the SOBIG worm originated with a porn newsgroup.

A porn newsgroup? I can understand why people would want to exhange the latest news from the Catholic world, or the world of finance, or technology, or entertainment. But porn? What sort of news would this be:

Monday's headline: "Sick people do sick things for the cameras." Tuesday's headline: "Sick people do sick things for the cameras." Wednesday's headline: "Sick people do sick things for the cameras."

Maybe I'm missing something. That's OK; I don't want to know.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Aug. 24, 2003 7:04 PM ET USA

    Phil, There are many levels in Dante's Inferno. And some people, want to burrow down as far as they possibly can.

  • Posted by: RC - Aug. 23, 2003 11:29 PM ET USA

    A Internet "newsgroup" is a forum for posting messages and files, not necessarily "news" in the journalistic sense. Some groups consist of mainly files, and in particular pictures.

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