“Maria Folau’s former club fined $100,000 for breaching salary cap”,
So proclaimed the heading to oblivion Stuff website.
The reality: The fine was not $100,000 but instead, $10,000 with the proviso that if they did it again it would increase to $90,000. Furthermore, it was an accident which when discovered, to their credit, the club had advised of this technical breach.
But here’s the issue. What on earth did this story have to do with Maria Folau? Well, as it transpired, absolutely nothing at all, after all, note the qualification “former club”.
Imagine the loser who wrote this headline. Odds are, a world class loser. If editors have a grain of integrity they’d have that no-hoper out of the door post-haste.
It’s this sort of creationism which explains why journalists are constantly held in such public contempt.