Sunday 26 April 2009

The Sun shines out of her...

The poor cousin of NewsLTD's Cairns Post, the Cairns Sun, this week picked up the mantle of bums and tits.

After a two week void of a page three girl in the Post, the Sun stepped in to fill the void of below average journalism. Such 'stories' are always vague and empty, and are accompanied by a large sized provocative photograph.

The letters to the Editor in the Sun are always a delight to read. Every one is infamously, yet carefully crafted, from standard issue media releases. They read like a well-oiled party political broadcast. I wonder if the Council pay for them?

Oh, we can always depend on NewsLTD (and the Cairns Roast), to give us a regular feed of graphical smut, in lieu of any community news, like there's not enough stories to tell.


John, Kuranda said...

And when there really is a deserving "page 3" - such as the Townsville lass selected to represent Australia at the Miss Universe cattle market competition; her walk needs improving and her accent is too Queenslanderish.

Struth - why can't we just like a shiela as she is?

John, Kuranda said...

Just to clarify, I don't think that about her walk and talk, but the pageant promoters apparently do.

Tony Hillier said...

What do you expect? The Sun rarely shines. It is edited by a photographer, contains rehashed press releases and puffs, publishes spurious letters and is crammed with advertorial and ads.

It did actually show some promise a few years ago, when it seemed to be a kind of repository (graveyard?) for ComPost hacks who displayed genuine community knowledge and interest, sometimes even (god forbid) investigative zeal. But in recent years, it's gone to the dogs.