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The Age

Jan 13, 2012

Slow news day at The Age?

I know it's Summer, and a Friday at that, but

Pure Poison IconI know it’s Summer, and a Friday at that, but was a man swimming in the wrong lane really the biggest story in Melbourne?

Thorpe

ALBERT Park local Peter Baker was completing his regular swim at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre yesterday, when he suddenly felt the surge of an obviously strong swimmer – one who had no right being in what Baker believed was a slow lane.

Baker had not realised that he had been in a lane set aside for swimmers competing at this week’s Victorian swimming titles, which start today.

If a chance encounter with Ian Thorpe is now worthy of the front page I have my concerns about the direction that The Age is going in.

(Hat tip to @robcorr and @vzzzbx)

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3 comments

3 thoughts on “Slow news day at The Age?

  1. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    I started a humours chant at the cricket a few years ago, cmon Age, you’re slow on your game

  2. Brizben

    I once sat near Stephanie Rice at a large stadium event. I’m ready for my close up now.

  3. Bron

    Yeah, that’s pretty poor effort from The Age, despite it being slow-news day.