Clearly spurred on by Mark Powell’s excellent piece this morning on the decline of its Sydney sister, The Age has given its ever-shrinking audience the perfect demonstration of just how juvenile, vindictive and fatuous the bias of the once-great Fairfax media is.
Prominently featured on The Age’s landing page this evening you’ll find this teaser:
Click through and the story changes completely:
Get that? Joyce had stepped into the fountain — “to help out an elderly woman who had fallen in“.
But by the time you actually discovered the fact, Fairfax has suggested a conservative is a buffoon — and got your traffic. Mission accomplished.
Truly, they can’t go down the gurgler quick enough.
UPDATE: The weekend Fairfax rags admit the incident occurred six months ago; in autumn. Their clickbait chasing is even more pathetic — and contemptible.
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