The Advertiser produces some fine journalism, doesn’t it?

‘Well,’ thought Adelaide when she flicked to page three. ‘Isn’t that a fine piece of journalism.’

‘Listen to this,’ she said to her husband who was yet to have his shower. ‘It says here in The Advertiser that Angeline Jolie is having Brad Pitt’s baby. Well, that is very important news, isn’t it? I can’t think why it’s on page three and not page one.’

‘They probably just made it up,’ Adelaide’s husband said, pulling the cord on his dressing gown just a little bit too tight.

‘Oh, no,’ said Adelaide, ‘they didn’t. They got it off the internet. Apparently, Angeline told a charity worker, who told U.S. magazine People who put it on their website for The Advertiser journalist to find.’

Quoting someone who is quoting someone who is quoting someone. Fine journalism indeed, thought Adelaide.

0 thoughts on “The Advertiser produces some fine journalism, doesn’t it?”

  1. Sounds like the Tiser’s getting better by the day.

    You know, in my opinion, anyone who reads dailies should be entitled to one free psychological consultation. I can’t see the point, really.

    Newspapers are so outdated, their virtual cousins are laughing in zeroes and ones.

    While I agree with your analysis, it’s hardly grounds for breaking out the bubbly or reaching for the longest jousting stick and the fastest horse, is it?


    I think the real question to be asked here is why do people continue to read yesterday’s news when there are obviously more credible avenues to discovering irrelevant pap from something stemming from today?


    Well written, by the way.

  2. Oh, dear. I don’t think I actually realised just how trashy the Advertiser is until I made The Age part of my daily routine. Basically the ‘Tiser has this distorted view of its readers as dumb, small-town hicks who would rather know about crappy human interest stories than real news or issues from around the globe.

    Mind you, it’s no worse than Melbourne’s Herald Sun.

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