5 of our online stories you have loved to hate

WHILE news is often hard-hitting, breaking and informative, here at The Northern Star we also like to put up the quirky, engaging and conversational.

Not all our readers agree though and have shown their displeasure through their comments on Facebook.

We thought we'd list the stories that have gotten the most reaction and have been the ones you've loved to hate.

1. Does Australia need a Donald Trump of it's own?

This story took the cake for vitriolic responses with 43 comments from readers.

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Gerald Herbert

Most readers not only disagreed with the question but were also very angry at The Northern Star for even posting it, believing we were endorsing the American Republican hopeful, rather than getting a discussion going.

"What a stupid question. Very disappointing to read you encourage such an ignorant bigoted train of thought. Boooo Northern Star," Paloma Badger posted.

"Could you ask a more obviously inflammatory question?" David Bailey asked.

"NS editors need a shake up. Some questionable and devisive propaganda being posted. After this latest I will cancel my NS subscription," Steve Moy posted.

Some comments were from readers who thought we already had a form of Donald Trump in our political midst.

"We may already have one of our own and he is running the country," Daniel Clemmett posted.

"No need for another clown!," Mischa Lee posted.

2. Hemsworth-Pataky household welcomes new member

Inevitably when we put up a story about anything to do with Chris Hemsworth the first post will be from someone who doesn't care, although they take time to post and tell us they don't care.

This story was no different.

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

"Sheesh, seriously, who cares ...?," Jennie Dell posted.

This story was about Chris Hemsworth's new pet pig, so while some deemed it not newsworthy, 7,000+ viewers of the story disagreed.

"Not really newsworthy but I do hope that they can have somewhat of a normal life here rather than the onslaught they would receive in the US from photographers," Steph Maree posted.

So perhaps we don't hate Chris Hemsworth stories at all.

3. Television star's Byron Bay wedding

This was an article about a 'reality' show - that follows people we don't know who must be living much better lives than us because they jet-set everywhere and seem to be in a constant state of party - and the wedding of one of them in Byron Bay.

It is the type of show we love to hate, but many seem to watch it anyway as ratings are always good.

 

The Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gamble Breaux presents the rival housewives with their invites to her Byron Bay wedding.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gamble Breaux presents the rival housewives with their invites to her Byron Bay wedding. Contributed

The same goes for our article that promoted the episode of the wedding.

"Who cares, what a rubbish show," Leah Ross posted.

A few readers preferred to rubbish Byron Bay itself rather than the show.

"Rubbish place so the trash bags should fit right in," Narelle McLean said.

Our journalists were also in the firing line but that may have been because tongue-in-cheek doesn't travel well on social media.

"Please start firing your journalists - THEY SUCK," posted Dean Turner.

4. Thumbs up/Thumbs down

Our weekly question always gets some interesting feedback depending on what is rankling our readers at the time.

Obviously when The Northern Star brought in subscriptions we were inundated with unhappy posts from those who felt they shouldn't pay for their news.

This last week, there were other issues on readers' minds.

"(Thumbs down) to Telstra dropping out," Jadeala Amber Blacky posted.

"Thumbs down (to) the Greens. Deal with the lunatic LNP?" Sebastian Rooks wrote.

We are happy to report there were actually more Thumbs Up for this week than not. That may be a separate story.

5. Lismore High explains decision to cancel school during siege

It was obvious to many why the school closest to Lismore's siege last week closed its doors at the peak of the drama and some were keen to let us know.

 

Negotiators move away from the scene after a 33-year-old man was found deceased on the scene. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Negotiators move away from the scene after a 33-year-old man was found deceased on the scene. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

"Why is this even a story? Why does Lismore High have to explain anything? I think the situation explains it self. Derrrr," Joel Hensen posted.

"Ridiculous headline I sometimes wonder if they are really journalists writing or their children," Anne Dries wrote.



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