Monday, September 28, 2009


With Andrew Bolt still out of town the PP boyz are having difficulty finding topics to whine about. Dave Gaukroger today takes a shot at the Daily Telegraph for assembling photo galleries allegedly lacking both links and proper attribution, citing World's most glorious failures and Wierd shoppers at Walmart as "repackaged" images from and respectively. Dave concluding:
By serving the photos up in this fashion News Limited gets to keep their readers from going to an external site, but is it an ethical way to use someone else’s content?
As with most PP posts, Dave's latest effort is much ado about not much. The failures gallery looks to be from multiple sources with the first photo credited to AFP. All of the photos are unlinked and most are uncaptioned but the fourth in the series notes: "You can find more hilarious pictures at".

The Telegraph can be faulted for misspelling "weird" but not for failing to link or attribute the Walmart shoppers gallery. The first photo in the gallery is stamped "People of Walmart" but is unlinked. Subsequent photos in the series all have a link to, however.

So, Dave has beclowned himself yet again. Dave doesn't do corrections so there's little chance he'll update his post to admit he got it wrong. By the way, whereas Dave is highly critical of News Limited for allegedly not linking to external sites his post links to neither the Telegraph nor its photo galleries. Hypocrite.

Update: Dave in comments at Pure Poison:
I have to come clean and admit that the lack of a link to the Daily Telegraph was an oversight, however I don’t think that it detracts from the point I’m making.
Too bad the point of his post isn't valid.


Anonymous Lattecat said...

It's amazing how it's the News Limited media who is always criticised, isn't it. They're not biased, at all.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of Melburnian goes supermarket shopping on Grand Final day? With a woman?? Imagine it... pushing the trolley full of sweets ... heavens above, that couple is strange.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a couple of solicitors - cashed up but working 12 hr days, they barely have time to eat.

This guy obviously has found a way around all that, where he can blog/moderate incessantly and 'tweet' on the run.


12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan, it's amazing how quickly you can go drive-thru when you know how to beat those speeding fines

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just give the public what it wants. All Jeremy Sear all the time. What type of car does he drive, what type of coffee does he drink, whats his favourite colour MnM, Coke or Pepsi.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...

Well John, you know Jeremy and Keri much better than all of us, why don't you ask them directly? Or are they not returning your calls anymore?

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is probably the only place you can read about Sear before it gets deleted and pretended it didn't happen

12:50 PM  

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