The Fairfax Readers’ Dictionary I

In past months it seems words have developed a different meaning, especially from our Fairfax-reading friends:

Minister for Communications:  Editor

Media Standards:  Media Control

Social licence  to operate:  ALP licence to operate

Socially acceptable outcomes:  That which keeps Steve Gibbons, Swanny and Marieke Hardy in a job

Independence:  An ideology espoused when losing other people’s money is no longer acceptable

Quality journalism:  Anything I write that my friends like

Shocking:  Expected

Mandatory:  Required of super-rich women with a BMI over 25

Impartial:  Independently applying, in an impartial way, the partiality that is shared by anyone who likes David Marr


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