ODT Watch | Issue 27

ODT Watch | Issue 27

Totes Impartial Journalism

This week in ODT Watch, the ODT continues its totes-impartial-journalism campaign against the new brand of synthetic cannabis, K2. The ODT’s neutral interviewer resisted the urge to ask leading, emotive questions to get the answers he wanted:

Meanwhile, a sentient fox has apologised for the incompetence of his humanoid colleagues.

Talking of animals, the ODT isn’t the only newspaper guilty of using this ridiculous stylistic convention:

Apparently a whole heap of people were destroyed in the Vietnam War too.
The ODT commissioned a digital imaging company to simulate what outgoing Critic Editor Joe Stockman will look like in 10 years’ time, given his already advanced age. This was the result:

Finally, the ODT gives youngsters some useful life advice.

It’s a good first step. But Professor Weiss doesn’t go far enough – the safest trip outside the house is the one never taken. The outside world is full of lightning and sharks and shit. Why take a needless risk by leaving the safety of the home?

This article first appeared in Issue 27, 2012.
Posted 5:59pm Sunday 7th October 2012 by Callum Fredric.