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(Source: HKJC)

I scanned the South China Morning Post for nearly an hour today. Surely, I thought, I must have had an old newspaper.

But no, it was the right day but there was not even one picture of the 110,000 people who packed Shatin Racecourse- a record- and something that was over and above just racing.

(Source: HKJC)

It was a Hong Kong event- a worldwide phenomenon and something even eligible for the Guinness Book Of World Records. It was a Hong Kong success story and not lost on every Main News Report in town- and abroad.

But apart from a paragraph about this record breaking race day hidden on the right hand corner of the leading English language newspaper in Hong Kong, there were zero pictures and seemingly zero pride in this success.

Had someone simply “forgotten” this story?

(Source: Apps My Life)

As a former journo, once upon a time at the Post when someone like Carl Myatt was Sports Editor, heads would have rolled at this gremlin-like journalistic faux pas.



(Source: Geeky Nerf Herder)

On the subject of gremlins, the Oriental Daily, a leading Chinese newspaper, felt The Wrath of Darth recently- David Darth Vader Ferraris.

(Source: One Plus Infinity)

When news got out about the trainer’s recent fine by the HKJC, some knobbish reporter with way too much time on their hands decided to write a fairy tale about Darth giving up Hong Kong and leaving- far from the truth but which still worried his small but loyal band of owners.

(Source: SCMP)

This resulted in a retraction and an apology which again shows the deterioration in town of journalism.

To think some of us majored in journalism and wanted to be Hunter S Thompson.

Reading some of the crap floating around today is probably what made the good doctor blow his brains out.

(Source: Fan Pop)

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