Done Like a Dinner

There’s always a food angle, isn’t there? A full three days ago, the Guardian reported on a girl who’d gotten in trouble for blogging about school lunches:

A nine-year-old Scottish girl who attracted two million readers to a blog documenting her school lunches, consisting of unappealing and unhealthy dishes served up to pupils, has been forced to end the project after the council banned her from taking pictures of the food in school.

Martha Payne, from Argyll, started the blog at the end of April, initially as a writing project with her father. With the permission of teachers she photographed lunches as they arrived on their white plastic trays and gave the contents – generally meagre, often fried – marks out of 10 on a “Food-o-meter” scale for how healthy they were and whether or not she found any stray hairs.

Three days later, the Sydney Morning Herald discovers the story.

Coincidentally, this morning parent company Fairfax announced that 1,900 on-the-pace journalists and others would soon be out of a job due to the company’s declining fortunes.

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2 Responses to Done Like a Dinner

  1. anon says:

    Bloggers like this one were all over it on Friday the 15th. What do they actually do at Fairfax? Surely yoghurt weaving can’t take up that much time?

    http://hospitalnotes.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/what-is-it-about-officialdom-that-cant.html

  2. DMS says:

    Whew – thanks for the new post; got sick of that lasagna popping up whenever I drove by.

    Can’t be bothered reading the SMH link – assume that it reporting the stifling of dissent in appreciative tones.

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