The Dullsvillain

Slinging mud at the media of Dullsville (aka Perth, Western Australia)

UFOs in Perth!

with 2 comments

A while back I wrote about The Sunday Times’ credulous reporting on the police use of a psychic in the Rayney murder investigation. But that ain’t shit compared to this story, which appeared on PerthNow yesterday:

PerthNow reader photographs mystery lights over Perth Hills

Well did it?

No author is identified. Apparently, The Sunday Times couldn’t find a journalist with the appropriate level of self respect (none) to put their name to this story. But for mine it has Narelle Towie written all over it.

Unsurprisingly (surprisingly?) The Sunday Times itself didn’t run the story today. Reporting worthy of the Weekly World News is good enough for their interweb readers, but not good enough for print, I guess.

Weekly World News

The Weekly World News. This newspaper knows it's a joke.

Also, tipsters beware! Diplayed prominently on the perthnow.com.au front page:

UFO

By contrast, tucked away in the story:

The photographer stresses that he did not believe he had photographed a UFO, but has no explanation for the coloured lights which appeared on the digital images. [My emphasis]

Well played, PerthNow. Well played.

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Written by Dick

August 9, 2009 at 4:47 pm

2 Responses

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  1. Like a couple of moths to a city of lights. Hang on, those are actually moths!

    If only we had still had daylight savings, maybe this monstrosity wouldn’t have happened?

    Uncle Mac

    August 9, 2009 at 11:10 pm

  2. arsefluff

    crunkfunkdunkable

    December 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm


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