By Situation Theatre 15/12/2015
When the Sydney Morning Herald discovered they could get 11,000 Facebook shares from a story called Tony Abbott buys a fridge on Gumtree, the idea for 24 hour coverage of Tony Abbott’s bowels was born.
For what is journalism but the tenacious pursuit of likes and retweets.
Since the breaking news that Abbott likes to keep his food cold, we’ve heard cutting edge stories like “Tony Abbott rests a cat on his elbow”, “Tony Abbott wrestles two cardboard boxes with his bare hands” and “Tony Abbott says climate change is due to natural variations in the religion of Islam”.
Blanket media coverage of Tony Abbott’s digestive and intestinal processes is just the logical next step, and no doubt the move will trend heavily on social media.
For years we’ve been forced to hear the shit emanating from Tony Abbott’s mouth.
Now we can look all forward to hearing the other end of the story.