Flat White

The Age’s strange but short-lived honesty

9 April 2018

8:45 PM

9 April 2018

8:45 PM

For weeks now the “Independent. Always.” Melbourne Age has been recycling Greens Party talking points — sorry, let’s be specific as it does little other — Greens Party talking points how on a failure of waste disposal is going to lead to (you guessed it) the end of the world.

In the latest iteration of the yarn this afternoon, the paper decided the Greens tedium its must-read exclusive deserved a graphic of just how much waste was being talked about here (hint: it’s more than the 40 pages the dying rag can only stretch to these days. And so the geniuses in the art department came up with this:

That’s right. They chose to illustrate the extent of Victoria’s paper waste problem using a two-page spread of their own paper.

Strangely enough the story appeared to have vanished when Flat White went looking for it this evening, but applause to The Age for its honesty; short-lived as it was. Their rag isn’t just garbage, but problem garbage too.

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