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Jan 11, 2017

Delta Goodrem is ‘having a baby!’ (or how to get away with blatantly fictitious ‘news’)

Delta Goodrem is having a baby, according to New Idea. Which is a very creative interpretation of the phrase "not right now".

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter


Delta Goodrem is having a baby. It’s there, in black and white (and yellow) on the cover of the latest New Idea. Inside the mag, the headline on page 12 reads “Delta Goodrem: I am going to be a mum.”


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7 thoughts on “Delta Goodrem is ‘having a baby!’ (or how to get away with blatantly fictitious ‘news’)

  1. Mike Smith

    Delta probably enjoys winding up the media. And why not?

  2. Sally Goldner

    Ah, memories of “The Truth” and headlines like “Sigley knife scare” – i.e. Ernie cut himself while eatting a steak. 🙂

    1. zut alors

      Sigley, brilliant!

      But really Crikey, we didn’t need this non-story. Nobody on this website gives a rats about New Idea.

  3. Will

    Shock news: New Idea peddles celebrity gossip!
    Who knew???

  4. Shaun

    Does defamation law not apply to this kind of toilet paper? I also don’t understand why it’s legal to stalk and then photograph people without their consent (incl. upskirting and the like) and for those photos to be published for profit. I’m a huge supporter of civil liberties and the freedom of the press, but is allowing New Idea and its ilk to exist really such a necessary evil?

    1. Mike Smith

      It’s close to fiction, apart from some of it that’s closer to advertising. Advertorials. Do we need to ban products that are (loosely) based on reality? I’m pushing the anti-censorship line here.

      1. Shaun

        As much as I loathe them and think they contribute nothing to society, I wouldn’t for a moment suggest banning these magazines. My argument is that some of their current practices are clearly unethical and should be regulated out of existence. If they can still survive by pushing their fanfic without stalker photos and blatant defamation, then they can go their way with my blessing.

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