I was going to put this about the police raid on The Sunday Times in with the weekend stuff, but it was too good.
In the media yesterday, Media and Arts Alliance WA branch secretary (and The Worst of Perth stalwart) David Cohen called the raid a “fucking outrage!” but eagle eyed (and ALSO The Worst of Perth stalwart), Frank “Blessed Virgin” Calabrese, spotted a fantastic upside to the ridiculous raid by armed police on the Sunday Times in news.com.au pics. Pinned on the Times’ noticeboard is the famous front page “FOUND!” from bitter rivals The West Australian, from the day the paper embarrassingly claimed that the wreck of a small fishing boat was The Sydney last year. Amusingly Times journos have stuck a post-it to the page saying “LOST”. Nice to see the Times’ journos still have time to take the piss out of The West.
Leading the West’s breathless “Sydney” discovery team last year was favourite TWOP target ex editor Paul Murray, (Latin name knowallus blowhardus), and this blog made numerous efforts to find a copy of the story on and offline, but strangely it had disappeared.
So thanks to Frank, The Sunday Times, The Premier and The WA Police Fraud Squad for finally tracking down this exceptionally elusive item. Also, is that an empty wine bottle next to one of the desks? Now THAT’s old fashioned journalism.
Picture from News.com.au