Journalism 201 (ie not the basic stuff but the things you should know) says you should always employ puns and hackneyed writing tools to tell your story to the dumb masses – see TT and ACA’s ability to segue by pun/cliche between any two stories (as highlighted by the Chaser).

I am appalled at newswire AAP’s treatment of the news that the Australian Navy will buy its new ships from Spain. They failed to use the words Armada or Galleon anywhere in a fairly long feature on the new ships.

As the master of hackneyed reportage Derryn Hinch would say: Shame, Shame, Shame…

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.