It’s apparently become the done thing now in Australian media, when, talking about any kind of crime or problem in Sydney, to describe wherever it happened as being in “Sydney’s South-west”.
This took on particularly stupid precedence tonight when a report on a knife attack at a wedding in Lidcombe became in Sydney’s south-west. Only thing is, here’s Lidcombe:
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Look like south-west to you? It’s west at best, but that doesn’t stop the laziness or idiocy of the major mainstream media.
Rather than being some kind of conspiracy though, I would say it’s much simpler that that. Either they’re lazy (“everything we don’t like is south-west”), or they’re too ignorant (“I live in Bondi, I couldn’t tell you what’s in Sydney’s west or south-west.”)
Of course, it’s just another chapter in the media’s stereotypical fear-mongering bullshit, but I think we all knew that …