In journalism there are three main objectives: the story, the story, the story. How the story is obtained, of course, distinguishes one news organisation from another.

The recent shooting in Melbourne’s stripper strip rather prompts the question whether The Age, a journal which most often invites the marriage of the words "quality" and "broadsheet" in much the same way as Steve Vizard must suffer the conjoining of "disgraced" and "businessman", is heading into the yellow end of the journalism spectrum.