How low can you go?

Upon my first day back in Australia I was surprised to find one of the lead stories with the national press bagan as such……

“A break from Bernie has not hurt Gold Coast stunner Donna Meijer.”

Yep, one of the leading articles in the Australian national media informed us all that a girl who dated a tennis player for a few weeks over two years ago was warranted the status of a lead story through the Murdoch press.  

We are told of Donna’s life since her split from one of Australia’s most disliked sportsman and, how she has moved on in life through part time modelling and work as a pharmacologist. And yet, this was newsworthy?  Have Australian’s become so intrinsically dumbed down in such a deep fashion that we will accept the laborious gutter journalism offered by the Murdoch press?  In an age of being force fed rubbish journalism from mind numbing writers lacking any form of culture and substance, we are left with minimal outlets to obtain newsworthy stories.

On the plus side a good friend informed me this morning that he has taken the wise step to cancel his subscription to The Courier-Mail, one of the leading Murdoch press publications.  One would hope more subscribers will follow suit and seek out more reliable sources in the form of SBS and ABC news networks. 

It is high time Australian’s stepped away from the contrived horse shit being spoon fed to them through the Murdoch press along with commercial news networks such as Channels 7, 9 and 10 who also dish out the same tripe on a daily basis.  

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