UK media weather issues continue

Remember when we did this for 5FM DJ and snortbeast affectionado Stephanie Be?

Well, in another example for our already full-to-bursting “shit journalism” archives, the UK gutter press are at it again. Anything for a story, never mind what they said a couple of days ago.

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I’ve been doing some rudimentary calculations, and I make that 62 hours and 29 minutes between tweets. And they say that the weather changes quickly in Cape Town…

Utterly shameless.

No, really. I give up.

After my “I Give Up” outburst this morning on the futility (or “fruitility“, lol) of attempting to avoid depressing news, I have actually decided to give up. Really, absolutely and unequivocally.

Because even when the news isn’t depressing, it’s just stupid.

This story, from a the website of a South African national newspaper refers:

Woman seeks Satan in New Zealand

Ooh, sounds intriguing, right? Yep. That’s what drew me in too.
But then:

Lauren Thompson wants the bringer of evil and temptation to come home.

New Zealand’s The Timaru Herald reports that Thompson has been pounding the streets trying to find her black cat, Satan. According to Thompson the cat lives up to the name her daughter gave it, being a “a little bit of a psycho” before he was neutered.

“When you see him, he could not have any other name,” Thompson said.
This is the first time the cat has left home since Thompson moved to Timaru three months ago.

“Hopefully he hasn’t tried to go back to Auckland,” she said.

Right, so a woman has lost her cat in a small town in New Zealand. OK…

But wait, there’s more…

No. Actually there isn’t more. That’s it.
A woman has lost her cat in a small town in New Zealand.
And that’s made the national news in South Africa because… I’ve absolutely no idea.

Earlier this morning, I thought that news generally had reached a new all time low. And it had.
I also thought that it probably couldn’t sink any lower.

I was wrong.