Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Two sports writers from the Melbourne Age, Will Swanton and Linda Pearce have put their Fairfax counterparts who write on matters political to shame with their reporting on attempts by a small but vocal group of Israel bashing New Zealanders to oust 22 year old tennis player Shahar Pe'er from the NZ Open - Bomb scare and protests raise player's profile.

This article gives all sides of the story and stands in stark contrast to the usual one-sided articles on the Arab/Israeli conflict that we see originating from Fairfax reporters who are more interested in pushing their agenda but usually end up treating their readers like idiots.

Or perhaps it's that the Age sports readership is more discerning and intelligent than its political readership?

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