Hey remember that whole burqa thing? Just when you think the stupidity of News Corp as a publishing platform can’t get any stupider, comes this mornings ‘exclusive’ piece of ‘investigative journalism’. It’s not as overtly offensive as their last undercover piece – but what it lacks in pure gross-ness it makes up for in overwhelming, mind-boggingly stupidity.
Basically The Australian’s Sharri Markson went undercover in some first year media classes at University of Sydney and the University of Technology. To um, blow the lid off of the corrupt nature of our tertiary education system or something?
Not really. It was basically just a chance to piss and moan about prejudice against Murdoch:
The 18-year-old students are also being told repeatedly that one of the world’s biggest employers of journalists, News Corp, uses “naked political pressure” to the detriment of democracy.
Detriment of democracy? Pull the other one, m8.
In any case you can check out the full article here. Prepare for a severe case of the giggles. And if you can’t be bothered wading into today’s latest News Corp LOL factory, check out how Twitter reacted below:
@SharriMarkson When you went undercover did you call yourself Sherry Clarkson?
— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) October 12, 2014
— Mikey Nicholson (@Mikey_Nicholson) October 12, 2014
If only the Oz had have gone undercover in my high school English classes. — Joel Meares (@joelmeares) October 12, 2014
The BULLSH!T editors chimed in too:
— Harrison Cartwright (@hazandstuff) October 12, 2014
TL:DR? News Corp are about as good as going undercover as they are at being journalists. Happy Monday!
WORDS: HARRISON CARTWRIGHT