Shock horror. An offensive, shocking, provocative and thought provoking comedian has been sacked as a personal column writer for The Age.
Now why would The Age ever have employed Catherine Deveny in the first place? She has always been offensive, shocking, provocative and thought provoking, and at times funny. I thought that was her job? Like, why she was hired?
As I only pay for The Age when R is on holidays, and then only once a week, it futile for me to threaten to not buy The Age, but by golly, it has gone down in my estimation.
Worse, The Age did this when the are publishing extracts from a biography of a former editor, the late Graham Perkin, who shook the newspaper to its very bootstraps and shocked its readers by challenging orthodoxy.
I rarely use such overused phrases as nanny state and political correctness gone mad, but truly, does The Age think so little of its readers that it thinks we can't cope with some tacky and bad taste humour? The Age has taken a large chip out of my goodwill towards it.
Now, just watch Deveny go on to greater fame and perhaps fortune on the back of this.