As a rule, an ironclad rule, I avoid writing about state politics at Blunty because it kills my traffic stone dead. Apart from the occasional outrage, people just don't care. I don't know that they'll much care about today's topic – funding cuts to the Tenants Union – but it was one I felt deserved an airing.
I tried to make the story pop a little, with some action in the first couple of pars, and some bait-n-switch tricks half way down. But I guess we'll see by the end of the day. My preferred outcome would be for some real reporters to take this on and run with it.
28 Responses to ‘The stories you have to tell’
The upside of John Winston Howard's return to public life.
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I made a real effort not to follow the story in Boston too closely when it broke. I scanned what little was known, and then quickly withdrew into deadline because the mounting derp and horror were kind of derpy and horrible.
Before retreating I did have an interesting conversation with some other journos about the graphic images coming through the net. The sort of things which have always arrived in newsrooms after these events, but which are rarely, if ever published.
I honeslty wondered if people wanted that sort of graphic coverage. Apparently many do, because they were self publishing it.
Anyway, I thought I'd try work through those thoughts at Blunty.
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The Queensland Country Women's Association seems to have suffered a psychotic break and allowed packet cakes into the baking comp.
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One of the daffiest ideas I've ever seen floated in public debate.