The continuing death of journalism

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  • I was cleaning out my computer and I found this headline that I had kept, for obvious reasons. I thought it would do well on this "continuing death of journalism" thread.

    Widow claims airline staff refused to use defibrillator after husband Jack Jordan suffered heart attack due to his hairy chest

    • NETWORK WRITERS
    • NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA
    • SEPTEMBER 01, 2014 2:03AM


  • The Red and Black PartisanThe Red and Black Partisan Never Forget, Never Forgive.
    In light of the above headline, The Daily Mail produces this:

    17/7/2016

    Heavily-tattooed white supremacist is arrested after woman who was shot in the face drove two miles to a convenience store and wrote a note telling police that he killed three others because she couldn't speak.





  • BLOODSTAINED DEVILSBLOODSTAINED DEVILS Senior Player / Devils Advocate. - "Only The Truth Will Set Us Truly Free"
    Heavily tattooed guys really have no patience for mutes. Sad but true.
  • ZimmerZimmer Put the pointy pencil in the pepper-po.
    Header in the Herald Sun:

    "WESTERN Bulldogs’ defender Matthew Suckling has been sensationally left out of Saturday’s Grand Final team while the Swans have made two changes."

    Does anyone care about split infinitives any more?

  • Not an infinitive...
  • DeckhamDeckham Going down swinging
    edited September 2016
    Zimmer said:

    Header in the Herald Sun:

    "WESTERN Bulldogs’ defender Matthew Suckling has been sensationally left out of Saturday’s Grand Final team while the Swans have made two changes."

    Does anyone care about split infinitives any more?


    I would sensationally love to see this sensational left-outery.
  • RiolioRiolio Maybe it's the TB4 talking
    Wish I could sensationally do nothing.
  • ZimmerZimmer Put the pointy pencil in the pepper-po.

    Not an infinitive...

    Can't believe you would be the one to sensationally point this out.
  • Alan_Noonan_10Alan_Noonan_10 Iconoclast and blasphemer
    Even if it were a split infinitive, I doubt it's a thing any more, like using a preposition to end a sentence with.
  • Even if it were a split infinitive, I doubt it's a thing any more, like using a preposition to end a sentence with.

    Do you split them? I don't. But prepositions are words I often end sentences with.
  • Alan_Noonan_10Alan_Noonan_10 Iconoclast and blasphemer

    Even if it were a split infinitive, I doubt it's a thing any more, like using a preposition to end a sentence with.

    Do you split them? I don't. But prepositions are words I often end sentences with.
    I find it useful to meaningfully split them, but as Churchill said, the other is a situation up with which he would not put.
  • She is not really a journalist, but I learnt from the host of the All Stars game that "the MCG is the heartbeat of Melbourne".
  • rossonerirossoneri #standbynickyd
    I wonder why people get into journalism. Is it because the arts degree was too hard?
  • http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/preliminary-report-reveals-cause-of-south-australia-blackout/news-story/92606772798e23e1ceec8c53f4256900

    Preliminary report reveals cause of South Australia blackout

    "THE South Australia blackout was sparked after a severe storm caused wind power to disconnect from the electricity network, a new report has found."


    What the fk is this as an opener to the article? Why bother mentioning what form of power was disconnected? To give the old fossils some kind of fallacy to hang their hats on?

  • DeckhamDeckham Going down swinging
    There are no words left.
  • David J RichardsonDavid J Richardson Relevant Avatar King
    edited October 2016
    The text above doesn't actually say wind power disconnecting was the cause, just that it preceded everything else crashing. Whether everything else would have crashed anyway (e.g. after the poles folded like wet cardboard) is not answered, yet.

    Like many such online articles, they amend an existing one rather than start from scratch, and it ends up contradicting itself.
  • No. it doesn't. You're absolutely right. It just hangs it out there for all the right wing shills to froth about on online forums.

    Phase to ground events dropped the wind power, which it does so with any type of generation. That was only part of the fault cascade that occurred, of course. But, lightening from a huge farking storm struck a couple of wind farms so that will be all people focus on and the propaganda will be that means "wind farms baaaad".
  • YossarianYossarian Follow AFL? No, I follow Essendon
    The age just upped the ante

    http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/shows/hot-breakfast-eddie-mcguire/blog/2016/10/the-age-make-another-massive-stuff-up-following-sydneys-best--fairest/

    The Age are not having a good week.

    On Monday they printed an advertisement for Victoria University which congratulated the Western Bulldogs on a great season despite LOSING the Grand Final…

    Well, today they have gone one better.

    In an editorial article in the Sports section, they report that Dan Hannebery won the Skilton Medal last night


    The problem?

    The medal was actually won by Josh Kennedy. Oh dear…

  • DonsForEverDonsForEver Life-long Bomber Supporter
    I guess that's what happens when you sack all your sub-editors.
  • hambohambo reserves
    Today's headline: "Animated penises".

    I think they have jumped the shark.
  • hambo said:

    Today's headline: "Animated penises".

    I think they have jumped the shark.

    Aren't they called vibrators?
  • I thought "My dad's poo saved my life" was pretty average.
  • ZimmerZimmer Put the pointy pencil in the pepper-po.
    edited November 2016
    "Gina Rinehart falls down flight of stairs"

    UPDATE: GINA Rinehart has fallen down a flight of stairs in the Emirates Marquee during a rare appearance at the Melbourne Cup.
  • Alan_Noonan_10Alan_Noonan_10 Iconoclast and blasphemer
    Zimmer said:

    "Gina Rinehart falls down flight of stairs"

    UPDATE: GINA Rinehart has fallen down a flight of stairs in the Emirates Marquee during a rare appearance at the Melbourne Cup.

    I thought that was in the funnies, because I laughed.
  • Zimmer said:

    "Gina Rinehart falls down flight of stairs"

    UPDATE: GINA Rinehart has fallen down a flight of stairs in the Emirates Marquee during a rare appearance at the Melbourne Cup.

    I thought that was in the funnies, because I laughed.
    Update...

    https://www.chaser.com.au/2016/gina-rinehart-euthanised-melbourne-cup-fall/
  • Alan_Noonan_10Alan_Noonan_10 Iconoclast and blasphemer
    Darli said:

    Zimmer said:

    "Gina Rinehart falls down flight of stairs"

    UPDATE: GINA Rinehart has fallen down a flight of stairs in the Emirates Marquee during a rare appearance at the Melbourne Cup.

    I thought that was in the funnies, because I laughed.
    Update...

    https://www.chaser.com.au/2016/gina-rinehart-euthanised-melbourne-cup-fall/
    Laughing harder now.

    So are most of her kids.
  • Well, The Age in their wisdom has produced an article coined "The secret art of persuasion: Naked City's 12 most influential Victorians" written by John Silvester. At number two they give a lovely little write up for our very own serial rapist and murderer Adrian Bayley. I guess he's an influential victorian.....not sure we needed to be reminded of it.

    Thats going to go over well with the waking public on a Saturday morning.

    Other mentions on the list to keep the rapist and murderers company was, pig shock-jock Ross Stevenson, small person Alistair Clarkson, Stephen Dank (who?) and our favourite Caroline Wilson.

    So...silver lining.
  • David J RichardsonDavid J Richardson Relevant Avatar King
    Not sure if serious.

    But not going to check.
  • ZimmerZimmer Put the pointy pencil in the pepper-po.
    Absolutely disgusting if so.
  • Here we go. This is what we get in QLD.
    Tostee’s mystery blonde shake mate
    GOLD Coast playboy Gable Tostee, acquitted of murder, has been spotted snapping selfies with a mystery blonde while downing a massive milkshake in record time.
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