Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


I was flipping through one of our trashier tabloid papers this afternoon when I was forcibly reminded why I don't read it.  The story in question related to the world's smallest man who is visiting Oz to raise awareness about sex trafficking and to seek donations for his foundation which supports orphans and people with disabilities in Nepal.  (though they described it as the disabled - another of my bug bears).

The article in question (which is by-lined) did not bring up these issues until the third paragraph.  In the second they commented on his height saying and I quote 'To put it in perspective, this is smaller than a typical tea-towel.'  You can see the whole rotten article if you can stomach it here .  And I complain about newspapers and the media more generally objectifying women.  I can't bring to mind a comparison quite as offensive as this one.

I am so angry I could just spit.  As one of our cats used to say when displeased MUNG, MUNG, MUNG.


  1. ' a teatowel '?... the bastard.

    Once again, the Tribe just pecks anyone different to death.
    I love the small lawyer in Boston Legal - she is so very scary feisty. Socks it to 'em.

  2. What's worse, feeling free to mock someone small just for that particular feature, or doing it from the convenient safe distance of an article with a probably pseudonymous byline? A bully is a bully is a bully.

  3. My kitty says WONG WONG WONG, which is absolutely right. Just so WONG.

    Thanks for the award, BTW. You deserved it! I'm just an old trooper, stumbling my blog along, it used to be much better :)

  4. I rarely read newspapers so avoid this type of article altogether. I buy the weekend papers for the real estate pages,(Sat.) and the TV program, (Sun.) That's it. Now and again there's a paper on the lunch room table at work, but I just do the crossword in that.

  5. I gave up reading tabloids years ago - because of articles like this (and worse).

    BTW - Your two black cats look just like my two black cats - except one of mine is so fat he looks like two cats in his own right - and he is currently walking across my keyboard as I type trying to get me to feed him!