Sunday, July 21, 2013

Two Tabloids

Both the Sunday Telegraph (News Corp) and the Sunday Herald (Fairfax) reported today on the impending 'changes' to the landmark Oxford Tavern in Petersham. New owners are likely to abolish the topless barmaids which have been a hallmark of the venue since its early days.

Compare the photos which accompanied the two articles.

Sunday Telegraph

Sunday Herald

The g-string photo and the article which accompanies it ran ten pages earlier in the Herald than it did in the Tele.  The Herald's online version features the same image, in all it's NSFW glory.

Remember when readers of the Herald would sneer at the 'gutter journalism' of the Telegraph and those who read it? I wonder if they've noticed...

Compare the Wikipedia articles of the two newspapers' (daily editions). The Sydney Morning Herald's entry notes:
The Sydney Morning Herald is historically credited with high standards of journalism but in recent years it has been criticised for declining standards, with an increased focus on gossip, large photographs and racier headlines.
No! That represents the sole criticism of the paper.

The Daily Telegraph's Wikipedia entry page is instead a long list of 'controversies' dating back over a decade as though still relevant and as if the Herald had never been dragged before the Press Council. The 'talk' page is full of lefties  (and Tim Blair haters) arguing whether the Telegraph is evil or really evil (when they are not editing Gerard Henderson or the Liberal Party's Wiki pages). Clowns.


Blogger Boy on a bike said...

Damn. They jelly wrestling at the Oxford was lots of fun to watch.

3:03 PM  
Blogger TimT said...

Oh come on! Every time the Fairfax papers run a piece about WOMEN BEING OBJECTIFIED SHOCK IS OUR CULTURE SEXUALISING WOMEN TOO MUCH SCANDAL they always accompany it with a picture of someone in scanty dacks. This has been a longstanding tradition.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Lesbian Twin said...

Mmmmm. Yummmmy. The Sunday Herald has the better picture. Somebody please get me a drip-tray.

9:37 AM  

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