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Scott,  (Canning Times Foreign Editor): It’s a dangerous story for this paper.
Ben Bradlee (Canning Ed): How dangerous?
Scott, Foreign Editor: Well, it’s not that we’re using nameless sources that bothers me. Or that everything we print, the White House denies. Or that no other papers are reprinting our stuff. It’s just that I feel uncomfortable with the word “Poo.”  All The President’s Men

An excellent find from Dave, where the masthead inadvertently reveals the inner workings of that journalistic powerhouse The Canning Times.

If  it had just said Heading and Copy, it might have seemed like a mistake, but the added poo smacks a little of sabotage. Who is the culprit? Deep Throat would have said “Follow the lack of money…”


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28 Responses to Insert Post Title Here…

  1. David Cohen says:


    A couple of years ago The Post once had the date June 16 at the top of every page…problem was, it was mid-August.


  2. skink says:

    I thought they just published the same stories every week:

    ‘Shopkeepers angry at new Council planning decision’

    ‘Pensioner ripped off’

    ‘Local student gets opportunity to study somewhere far away that sounds exotic if you grew up round here’

    ‘Bored housewife opens new shop selling expensive knick-knacks and hopes to still be in business this time next year’

    ‘Slight increase in local burglaries heralds collapse of western civilization as we know it’

    ‘Children enjoy unseasonable weather’


  3. 13th Oyster says:

    Anyone who’s read the Canning Times knows that most of its reportage is poo.


  4. skink says:

    every local newspaper Worst gets this:


  5. Snuff says:

    I didn’t know the BreadBox was in Canning, skink.


  6. Flange would have been more newsworthy than poo.


  7. Superb work! Poo.

    Instead of using lorem ipsum, or the always popular “blah blah.”

    Poo is funny on many levels. I like poo.


  8. Rolly says:

    Shit of a paper anyway.

    Best torn into 6 inch squares, a hole punched in one corner through which to thread the string that enables the said squares to be hung up behind the dunny door and used appropriately.

    ‘tsall crap.


  9. orbea says:

    comparable to the Midland Echo? which is my emergency small room reading matter


    • Bento says:

      Speaking of local rags – what’s the current state of play between the Voice and Vincent, DFOC?

      It all seems to have gone quiet. Is Andre allowed back at the media desk, or is he still taking his Stable Table to Council meetings?


      • orbea says:

        I haven’t seen his byline in the Voice pamphlet – whats tha shizzle?


        • Ben says:

          Andrei has left the Voice, as has Katie Bastians, albeit temporarily. Voice journalists are still only allowed in the public gallery, so I have to hunch over my notes with the plebes for now.


  10. Joe says:

    What is that woman doing?


  11. gobeirne says:

    Placeholder gaffes are always amusing, but it’s the poo that takes this one to the next level.


  12. xald says:

    Shit, glad someone else caught this.


  13. Frank Calabrese says:

    Oh Dear,

    Someone at TWAT has pasted the wrong story to the headline :-)


  14. Wattsup says:

    Ahaha! Well, you know you’ve made it when one of your cock-ups makes it into the Worst of Perth.

    For the record we all thought it was hilarious too. Embarrassing, but hilarious.


  15. The Legend 101 says:

    So many Newspapers how about The West and The Suday Times classic unlike the Cannington Report and other junk.


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