Frocked Jock Mocks Croc Shock

One of Australia’s leading newspapers was today condemned by an eccentric Scottish tourist and media campaigner for “blatantly sensationalist tabloid journalism”.

“The Sydney Morning Herald featured a ‘crocodile shock’ story on the front page of its Internet edition earlier yesterday,” Jock McStrap said. “I’m told that Twin Falls gets closed pretty frequently in the early dry season because of saltwater crocodiles, so this wasn’t even a genuine news story, let alone a front page feature.”

“I could understand a lowest common denominator tabloid rag like the Northern Territory News running a story of this sort, but the Herald pretends to be a quality broadsheet. What’s more, I see that a supposedly serious academic blogger is trying to boost his readership by publishing photos of semi-naked women on almost any pretext. Obviously you can never breed out that bog Irish convict blood,” Mr McStrap said

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2024 years ago

Hey where’s the Op Ed section in the NT News? All I got was some item about Vin Diesel and Nicole Kidman not being an item……they could have worked it up a bit.

“Vin, Nic, Denis Burke non-item DUI crash outside Police Commissioner’s House. Salty held for Questioning.”