Apr 29, 2011

A right royal fawning over Big Willie and Babykins

Crikey sends a very special 21-gun-salute to Australia's newspapers in celebration of their fawning coverage of today's royal wedding.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

Crikey sends a very special 21-gun salute to Australia’s newspapers in celebration of their fawning coverage of today’s royal wedding.

Front pages across the country this morning all showed the public what the most important news in the world is right now, with added shiny teeth and curly typography:

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7 thoughts on “A right royal fawning over Big Willie and Babykins

  1. ianjohnno1

    Pass the chunder-bucket, please.

  2. Tony G

    Never seen a better reason to become a republic. Who cares about some silly wedding in some far off distant land that is becoming less significant to us day by day- apart from when the Ashes are played -except the journos and morning TV crews justifying their First Class travel and accommodation.

  3. paddy

    Rarely has there been a more worthy winner of the wankley.
    Well done Amber.
    (I don’t know how you managed to collate all that dross without serious brain damage.)

    As a well earned reward, pour yourself a stiff drink, grab a brace of staffies and find a cat factory ASAP. 😀

  4. Son of foro

    As the paper notes: “the date — April 29 — will be the only similarity between their wedding and that of Kate Middleton to Prince William.”

    Which rather begs the question …

  5. Andrew L

    Suffering [email protected]! Viva la revolution!

  6. Bellistner

    According to @qikipedia, “Facebook’s Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society has more than 14,000 followers.”, but “”Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous Royal Wedding hat’ has twice as many”.

  7. MLF

    Thank the lord for Crikey eh, all high-brow, righteous, serious journalism. Or should I say all old-hat opinion and armchair foreign policy.

    How’s that ‘just a no-fly zone’ working out for you?

    7 million Australians watched this wedding. 2 billion around the world. I’d wager that the majority of those people were pleased to be able to take part in a joyful, happy event that wasn’t about disaster, pain, suffering or, worst of all, the B-S of politics.

    Are you suggesting its not news-worthy just because its not ‘worthy’? Please consider getting over yourselves.

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