Flashboard Wars: Herald Sun vs. The Age

Oh, the irony!

Oh, the irony!

In the dying world of the printed news industry, it’s still fun to latch onto the stereotypes. Let’s judge away!

People who read the Herald Sun are considered the same types of people who love watching Today Tonight: gossip-hungry, fundamentally selfish people of mediocre intelligence who want to concern themselves with nought but what directly affects them: in their pubs, in their homes, in their cars.

When they vote in elections, Herald Sun readers can’t fathom thinking outside the square. Offer them a $14 a week tax bonus, and they’ll vote for you even if you’re going to dump uranium in the outback and take away civil liberties from the nation. They’ll not vote for a political party because they “can’t stand his voice”, “seems like a bitch” or “hates his hair”.

People who want to pretend that they feel important and pretend they care about issues that matter, read the Herald Sun (aka The Sun, The Herald, The Sun Herald, depending on where you’re from). So next time you see someone at a cafe or on the train touting this paper, go ahead and judge them.

Flashboard Wars: The Age vs The Herald-Sun.

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Author:Andrew Beato

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2 Comments on “Flashboard Wars: Herald Sun vs. The Age”

  1. Richard Lee
    March 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    I was reading an article in the Age today about the particulars of the carbon tax. It was actually fairly neutral and evenhanded. Then I read the comments, most by frothing “true-believers” in climate change, and remembered why I don’t like the Age very much… such a pretentious and high-handed readership has made a journalist choir that baahs in unison.

    I remember a girl once saying to me, “you read the herald sun??” implying why, am I a bogan? I read it because for all its sensationalism at least it’s not trying to preach to the converted.

  2. Stu Holley
    April 1, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Maybe if the Age produced a paper which was a manageable size, more ‘bogans’ would read it. You need to have a degree in origami to read the thing!

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