Mainstream media have missed the real story behind Gina’s buy-in of Fairfax Media. With similar moves on KC’s share register she is in fact going after WA’s influential side-stream news organ, the Kookynie Courier. The Fairfax feint is camouflage to take the spotlight off the threat to our beloved village voice.
The bleeding heart liberals who make up the KC board are rallying against the move now that Gina’s intentions are apparent, and both of us are refusing to offer her a seat. Problem is that three into two doesn’t go, and with only two bar stools to share she wouldn’t be comfortable anyway. Plus she would occupy lots of drinking (sorry, that’s thinking) space.
KC editors are watching from the back bar newsroom at the pub, and dusting off the Olde Worlde Charter of Editorial Independence to display on the notice-board. That should do the trick! The Chief Editor (moi?) addressed staff at the Friday BBQ and told ‘em not to worry, as management has set a new strategy direction with a great slogan. Although KC started out at the end of the century before last, defending the rights of miners (see About), these days they’re big and mean (oh yeah!) enough to look after themselves.
KC hasn’t wasted money on paper since it went online in 2009, so readers don’t have to worry about this silly broadsheet to tabloid nonsense. Ahead of the game indeed! Talk of introducing an online pay-wall is premature, as we are just happy to have any readers at all. For kconnected readers a KC app will soon be available for your epad or androgenic (androgynous?) tablet. Remember, the latter should only be taken as directed by your doctor.
Drum roll for the new slogan, which we’ve acquired from the Sydney Morning Herald, circa 1831: “Sworn to no Master, of no Sect am I”. How cool is that! Actually we kinda borrowed it for a while. And it’s not really a new direction, just a ploy to show Gina we mean business, which is not hers. Go the Wedge-tail Eagle! Bringing you news & views since 1896, it says on the masthead.
On second thoughts, we could re-position as KC & Mining Advocate (like the old Newcastle Herald), which is okay here in WA’s goldfields. Hmm, make mine a schooner of KB (Kooky Bitter) while we strategise.