A top level strike force has been set up to investigate the apparent disappearance of all news coverage of State of Origin north of the Tweed River. Queenslanders woke this morning to discover that newspapers and websites which had only yesterday been full to pussy’s bow with stories about the annual grudge match, were almost entirely bereft of any mention of the game, which happened last night according to sources close to the matter.
“I’ve never seen anything like it since the last time this happened,” said strike force commander Detective Inspector Bumper Cooley. “We’re obviously looking at some sort of fiendish and well organised criminal group, to sweep in and clean out the entire stock of local Origin news stories like they have. There can be no other explanation.”
Editors of the two largest local news outlets, The Courier Mail and Brisbanetimes, and executive producers of the state’s television news programs were as difficult to find for comment as the stories they were no longer running.
Jeppeson refused to say whether police were investigating a connection between the vanished news stories and the simultaneous disappearance of thousands of miles of maroon coloured bunting and Origin-related merchandising materials from the shopfronts of every business in the state capital.
Sources familiar with the investigation cnfirm that detectives are looking closely at a sudden upsurge in Origin related news stories in Sydney.
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