Summer Fun at THE AGE, it would seem, as the heavy news goes to the inside pages.
Yesterday their front page newsprint headline was
HOW THE CONSERVATIVES' BIBLE FELL FOR A FURPHY
For those of us who remember the 1982 Falklands War coverage, perhaps this rings an earlier tabloid bell.
Seems it's a pay-back in the local Culture War. THE AGE article includes some thoughts on whether the "fabrication" is a "hoax" (those who laugh) or a "fraud" (those who do not laugh). This image snapped from the online edition :
UPDATE : January 9, page one, 6 column wide photo, lead article :
The blogs of war: how Quadrant hoaxer was outed
Today, THE AGE leads with a six column wide, page one photo of a two year old and her paintings. And their killer headline?
My Kid could paint that : todler's abstract art on show
IS THIS a story of a child prodigy or a deliberate joke at the expense of the art world? In the curious case of Aelita Andre, it could be both of those things — or neither. (More... )