Canberra Times – classy…

johnnycash 7 September 2009 21

Nice work Canberra Times. Reporting on the brawl in the St Edmund’s vs Marist rugby match is one thing…this is another:

Were you at the game? Do you have pictures? Contact the Canberra Times sports department on 6280 2231 or email us here

Classy. Touting for pics of a schoolboy brawl.

[ED – Can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing given the chance, but discuss amongst yourselves]

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Serenace1 Serenace1 12:04 am 12 Sep 09

I have been reported in the CT a few times and the only thing that was truth was my name. That was under editor Michelle Graton who is reputed to be among the best in the job. Nonsense. In fairness to CT, they are no different from any other news provider. Fallible.

arescarti42 arescarti42 8:00 pm 08 Sep 09

Thumper said :

Young blokes playing footy? I was suspended twice for fighting when I playing footy. As long as it stays on the field.

Problem here?

I’m making a link with your user name here. Am i wrong to make that connection?

somewhere_between_bundah_and_goulburn somewhere_between_bundah_and_goulburn 5:06 pm 08 Sep 09

Fights like this make me proud of my public education, my childhood in Western Australia (not rugby country) and my absolute hatrid of all team sports

AG Canberra AG Canberra 12:38 pm 08 Sep 09

Everyone is a member of the media today.

There would have been ‘official’ pics being taken by the JRU – and they yet might end up in the Crimes. The other part to the story was the stuff happening in the stands between supporters – friends of ours left due to the language and then throwing of items between the two groups.

It was interesting to note the Referees Manager reckons that the calling off of the match by the official was not on – apparently only the ref can do that once a game has started.

Deckard Deckard 12:34 pm 08 Sep 09

The fight was bad enough for a game to be called off. That’s definitely news.

And having newspapers ask for photos or witnesses isn’t a problem – I’ve seen that question on most Fairfax newsflash stories. I don’t think it’s lazy journalism, it’s clever journalism. People these days are used to instant 24/7 news (ok maybe not in the CT), and if they don’t get that instant photo or story their competitors will.

chewy14 chewy14 10:03 am 08 Sep 09

Skidd Marx said :

A significant schoolboy’s match between Canberra’s two pre-eminent rugby schools was abandoned. That’s news in my opinion.

So should the story then be about an overaction by officials to a common yet undesirable on field incident?
Fights on a footy field are going to happen. Young men, testosterone and all that.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 9:39 am 08 Sep 09

Shock horror – CT bashing! That’s right up there with the “I had to wait 15 minutes for my Decaf Latte this morning” and “Can any one recommend a gentle proctologist?” as RiotAct’s most original thread topic.

A significant schoolboy’s match between Canberra’s two pre-eminent rugby schools was abandoned. That’s news in my opinion.

chewy14 chewy14 9:05 am 08 Sep 09

Yawn,
how is this news?
There were many fights when I played schoolboy rugby and it never made the news. And guess what? no-one stopped these games and at the end everyone shook hands and that was the end of it.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 8:52 am 08 Sep 09

Clown killer: they’re private schools that provide an education influenced by the Catholic faith, which is distinct from schools that are run by the Catholic Education Office and part of the archdiocese.

Small difference, but a difference none the less – unless of course you disagree with Papists in general.

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 8:32 am 08 Sep 09

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

Why go to all that trouble when they can sit in a warm office and make some bullshit assumptions that gullible retards (sic CA readers, TT viewers) will swallow ?

johnboy johnboy 8:28 am 08 Sep 09

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

You say lazy, I say effective, witness interviews from these things will be balls. But if you can get a photo? Then you’ve got a front page.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 8:27 am 08 Sep 09

As if it’s even news. So some kids play footy and it gets a bit rough and spills over into some punches. Fun to watch, sure, but hardly news.

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 8:06 am 08 Sep 09

Deckard said :

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 11:08 pm 07 Sep 09

I recall a similar all in brawl in 1984 during Marist Vs Wests under 16’s.

I went to Marist but played for Wests at the time which made life interesting for me for a few weeks. The entire Marist team got detention. Of note the 1984 brawl also started in the stands between the parents and flowed onto the fields.

I look forward to hearing where this goes.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:51 pm 07 Sep 09

Deckard said :

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

Yep, seems to be the case.

I just hope we see the two Principals on the telly slugging it out over who started it, haha!

Clown Killer Clown Killer 9:42 pm 07 Sep 09

The whole episode is grist to the mill of the anti-private school brigade

Except neither are private schools – they’re Catholic schools. There’s a BIG diference.

me70 me70 9:36 pm 07 Sep 09

I hear they sold some copies of the video at the stadium…bet they’re worth more now!!…I’m sure the schools will deal with them much stronger then the ACTJRU will ! Wonder if the 3rd place team will now receive the trophy as they played the game/season in the spirit it was suppossed to be played in?…But back to the question…I think it’s standard these days to ask for private footage?

2604 2604 8:39 pm 07 Sep 09

The whole episode is grist to the mill of the anti-private school brigade. CT probably figures they can sell a few more papers if they can get “exclusive” pics of the stink.

Thumper Thumper 7:31 pm 07 Sep 09

Young blokes playing footy? I was suspended twice for fighting when I playing footy. As long as it stays on the field.

Problem here?

Deckard Deckard 6:29 pm 07 Sep 09

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

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