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Examiner.com is a multiuser blogging site that presents itself as a news site. Don't be fooled.
Examiner.com pays its writers based (among other things) on pageviews. As a result, a lot of Examiner material tends to be sensationalistic to attract attention — positive or negative doesn't matter, it's all clicks — and you will see enthusiastic Examiner bloggers linkspamming furiously on other sites, often touting their work as "media coverage" (and themselves as "journalists" or "the press") rather than just a blog post they themselves wrote.
Cranks and those with really bad critical thinking skills will link Examiner articles as if they're edited journalism rather than just some guy blogging. If you use an Examiner page as a reference for anything whatsoever, treat it with great caution. Not all Examiners are rubbish, but it's the way to bet.
The domain name used to be owned by proper (if free and local) newspaper the San Francisco Examiner, which now uses sfexaminer.com. It's not clear what they were thinking giving it up.
The Examiner runs print tabloid editions in several major cities, including Washington, D.C. Virtually all are freely distributed at mass transit stops and tend to run a local news or sports story as the main headline in an attempt to lure readers. The unlucky winners are bombarded with right-wing-biased news articles and an editorial section which runs the full spectrum from moderate right to far right.
- ↑ "Online Freelance Writing Jobs at Examiner.com"img
- ↑  "As a member of the press ... TerryH (Essex County Elections 2010 Examiner)"
- ↑ http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/005351_05062009.html
- ↑ http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/005364_05132009.html