Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Sprocket Rocket's Latest Scoops

BOY ON A BIKE'S forensic accounting has turned up news that the Silly Moaning Imperilled owns 33.3% of the Earth Hour panjandrum, an interest it has never disclosed (at least so far as the Professor can ascertain) in all the hectares of ink-stained newsprint devoted to the cause of stumbling about in the dark. Mr Disney at the Press Council is keen to find more work for himself and the legion of stickybeaks, censors and arbiters of acceptability he aims to employ, so perhaps someone could make his day and file a complaint.

Everyone else should visit Bike Boy's post and read to the very bottom, where the salaries of the WWF's three top officials are detailed. There is gold in being green, that's for sure.

The fact that it took a humble, unpaid blogger to turn up this information brings to mind all the recent talk of "quality journalism". Apart from prompting thoughts of Gandhi's quip about Western civilisation -- he believed it would be a good idea -- that term also brings to mind its most incisive anagram: Majority Anus Quill.

With the MSM's hands both occupied with covering its eyes against the obvious, the pen has to be held somewhere.

3 comments:

  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.December 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Professor, I think the Billabong should start its own 'Walkleys' (awaiting a suitable title) for Investigative Journalism. BOAB clearly a candidate.

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  2. OK, I give up. What is Majority Anus Quill an anagram of?
    Bob Campbell

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  3. PhillipGeorge(c)2011December 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    quality blogging is another reason the Age will sink out of sight.
    thank you boy on a bike

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