My wife wanted me to get a copy of the local rag, The Cairns Post yesterday, which I did.
Almost the entire front page is occupied with a teaser regarding speed cameras in FNQ including the statement in red and yellow, “Exclusive: We Tell You Where They Are”.
The actual article on pages 4 & 5 does not have any such list but there is a small insert stating “Check out the full list of Cairns speed camera sites. www.cairnspost.com.au”.
Visiting the website reveals a section titled “Most Viewed” and the last item in the list is “Cairns’ speed camera locations revealed” but clicking on it results in Murdock’s usual grubby subscription page being displayed.
So after buying the worthless rag for $2.40, it fails to deliver the information promised, and the fob-off in the article leads to nothing other than the subscription page.
Talk about misleading & deceptive conduct and false advertising. As I said to the girl in the supermarket, the rag is not worth the paper it is printed on, let alone $2.40.
It reminds me of a cartoon I saw decades ago in which the paper boy on the street corner was calling out “250 people scammed. Read all about it.”
A man buys a paper and then says to the paper boy “There is nothing in here about 250 people being scammed”.
The paper boy then calls out “251 people scammed. Read all about it”.
What a bunch of grubs.