The Sydney Morning Herald‘s bar measuring taste and decency seems to have dropped another level. Surely they don’t think it appropriate to link a story about an actress believed to have committed suicide to an Opinion article entitled “What kind of happiness to pursue?” — an article written by Caroline West who just happens to be speaking on the subject of happiness at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, of which SMH just happens to be a Major Partner?

The tile on the front page linking to the story about Lucy Gordon’s apparent suicide followed by a link titled “Happiness”, and classing it as “related coverage” on the page with Caroline West’s article leaves me just about speechless.

Peter Fray

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