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Dec 9, 2010

Herald Sun’s golliwog doll cue: credibility has run its race

Did anyone at the Herald Sun stop and think last night before putting a golliwog doll next to Oprah Winfrey on the front page of today’s paper?

Andrew Dodd

Media lecturer and journalist

Did anyone at the Herald Sun stop and think last night before putting a golliwog doll next to Oprah Winfrey on the front page of today’s paper?

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6 thoughts on “Herald Sun’s golliwog doll cue: credibility has run its race

  1. joanjett

    Don’t we all Andrew, don’t we all? I think Ltd News absconded its ‘social responsibility’ decades ago…………
    But it could be a good thing if someone in America connects the dots and tells the yokels that it’s all evil Rupert’s fault, maybe they won’t fawn on the Fox network as much.

  2. rl

    This seems rather reminiscent of Andrew Bolt’s blog a couple of weeks ago in which he was purportedly tackling the serious issue of the destructive impact caused by an introduced bird species , the Indian Miner. The ‘story’ consisted of about two sentences written by Bolt and then a short paragraph by some Indian guy saying that they should send the birds back to India where they are supposedly in decline. The headline? ‘SEND THESE INDIANS BACK’.

  3. paddy

    LOL Really Andrew! The the day that the Herald Sun asks itself whether it has properly exercised its social responsibility……Will be the day they drag it from the cold dead hands of Rupert Murdoch.

  4. Holden Back

    Strange isn’t it? All those posters who jumped the bandwagon would probably be offended if you called them ‘rednecks’ or ‘white trash’.

  5. Chappy

    If it upsets the Americans just let them know it was in one of Ruperts “Australian” Rags, that should explain everything to those of them that aren’t of the redneck persuasion that believe everything written in Ruperts Rags is Gospel!!!!!

  6. MLF

    “It doesn’t matter really as long as everyone gets angry…” – totally. In my mind this has become the fundamental driver in most journalism today.

    As for CNN or similar picking it up – you bet your a-se they will, and as Australians we should be much more concerned and much more embarrassed about that than some cable claiming that the former PM is a control freak.

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