Journalists Don’t Get Irony, Shock Horror Probe

Rant at the Independent about lazy journalists. I doubt they’ll publish it…

Sirs,

Oh for Christ’ sake! On Friday, after the unwanted PCC elections, we get a few vox pops on TV of people who didn’t vote saying it was because they were more interested in watching I’m a Celebrity. Now we’ve got the Sunday rags bemoaning the fact that our electorate is more interested in television reality shows than voting.

Apparently it’s not just America that doesn’t get irony, it’s our thick-as-shit Sunday newspapers too.

A member of the British public saying “I’m more interested in watching Celebrity” translates directly into “If you up-yourself journalists can’t figure out why we’re not voting, then you’re even more stupid than I’d thought, and I’m not doing your job for you”.

Paul Harper

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