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…