How to get away with crime: do a Polanski

The next time a person commits a crime but wants to get away with it successfully, my advice would be to run away and become famous.

That is the case with Roman Polanski’s arrest by Swiss police and it has the media in an uproar. The more I read about it, the more the tangled web of information does my head in! There has been a flood of viewpoints on the issue of Polanski’s sexual assault with a 13-year old girl: legal, social and political.

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Daily Telegraph gets hysterical over the dust storm

The Daily Telegraph's front page (24 September)

The Daily Telegraph's front page (24 September 2009)

The red dust storm that swept over Australia was big news yesterday and had residents taking pictures with their cameras. For the Daily Telegraph, this was such a major event that they made a special souvenir edition for their readers.

The Telegraph was treating the dust storm as an apocalyptic event even naming it DUSTY DOOMSDAY.

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Trashy front page story

When I collected my MX in the afternoon my way home, I was confronted by this FULL PAGE image of Bryanne Groden and her sugar daddy and former Sydney Swans owner, Geoffrey Edelsten.

Front page of MX (22 September 2009)

Front page of MX (22 September 2009)

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GET F**KED

OUCH! Those were harsh words from our Prime Minister.

Kevin Rudd dropped several F-bombs during a recent parliamentary meeting and it sent the media into frenzy.

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Australians are politically ignorant- surprised?

The weekend’s Sun-Herald exposed the biggest scandal this week, bigger than Kyle Sandilands’ statement that Magda could lose more weight in a concentration camp and bigger than John Della Bosca’s affair.

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Misleading image

Had I not read the DIARY in the Sydney Morning Herald, I would have been very confused as to why the SMH Online contained a story about Paul Keating accompanied by an image of Janet Jackson.

janetIt did look like a mistake to put a photo of Janet but it wasn’t. If you clicked for more information, you would have found that the Paul Keating story was only one of seven stories from the Diary. Janet was the second. She basically sang on Sunday Night’s MTV Video Music Awards as a tribute to Michael Jackson.

BREAKING NEWS! THE ‘SKINNY THING’ HAS BEEN FOUND!

How the Sun-Herald broke the news on their front page

How the Sun-Herald broke the news on their front page

“FOUND…Della’s other woman” was the headline screaming out at me on Sunday when I opened the Sun Herald.

So what? I saw absolutely no point in the story except to publish a paparazzi photo and milk what’s left of a dead and dusted story.

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