Isn’t It Ironic…

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…that a website called news.com.au should contain so little actual news. Seriously? Your headline article is about a shopping fail? On a day when an Australian young person exploded themselves, killing 10 people in Iraq?

That news – and if you want to read about it, click here – does not even rate being in the top 4 stories listed on the site, instead, something about private detectives paid to have sex in order to bust illegal brothels, something about a pair of pants, and Maureen McCormick is evicted from a teevee show?

Well, the last one I am a little bit sad about because I did get sucked into watching the show and I loved watching Maureen on it, however this is the last week of the show so it isn’t that big a deal. It certainly is not headline news!

But it gets even worse. Check this out.

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Picture: web grab. Source – Snoskred – Life In The Country.

Web grab? Credit News Corp Australia? What the heck is up with that? So, we all can now go to any web site we like and grab a screenshot and then give credit to ourselves for taking it? I bet if I did that to a news.com.au photographer image, there would be threats of a lawsuit or something..

If the person who took the image happens upon this post, contact me with your name and I’ll give you *proper* credit.

I have long been thinking that news.com.au has jumped the shark and that it contained little news, but this is the day when I finally am giving up. I’m stating to you, out loud, that I intend to stop going there, foreverz.

Pretty please to hold me accountable on this statement. If I ever post here about news.com.au again, or link to a story on their site, I want you to slap me down hard in the comments section. SRSLY!

I don’t know how many more dress stories I can take, what with that blue or white dress last week, and now this. The only time I want to see clothes as a headline on a NEWS website would be if someone was killed by their outfit. A fashion site is a different story, of course.

So where can you get actual news now? Which sites do you go to?

Probably the only site I can think of is abc.net.au but if you have a decent news source, let me know. :)

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3 thoughts on “Isn’t It Ironic…

  1. Reddit. There is literally everything that you’d want want to know on there. Whether it’s newsworthy or just a picture of a cat.

    For example – Australian stuff? reddit.com/r/Australia

    World news? /r/worldnews
    Raising chooks? I’m sure there’s a sub for that but I don’t know what it is.

    For an actual news site? I’d stick with the ABC and BBC. At least they don’t have paywalls.

  2. I find it difficult to believe what qualifies as “news” here; a lot of it is celebrity gossip or sports news. We rarely get news about the rest of the world, so many people are utterly shocked when something occurs that affects the U.S. Don’t get me started. P.S. That is a hideous dress; I never want to hear about dresses after that white/gold, blue/black fiasco.

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