Clever Fijian media

I like how the Fijian media is protesting military censorship of their stories. They are running totally banal stories, to make a point.

We have this story about a man catching a bus:

IN what is believed to be the first reported incident of its kind, a man got on a bus yesterday.

“It was easy,” he said.

“I just lifted one leg up and then the other and I was on”.

Daily Post reporters found witnesses willing to confirm the happening.

“Yes”, said one who asked to remain anonymous, “I saw him get on the bus”.

Superb. It’s like The Onion. And this story about watching paint dry:

PAINT has apparently dried on his old couch, Max reports.

Given the job of painting the couch, Max was excited at the prospect of the paint drying.

But when asked how it dried, he was nonplussed.

“It just went on wet, but after about four hours, it started to dry”.

“That was when I realised, paint dries,” the young scholar observed.

Fiji Daily Post asked Max if he intended to do more painting.

“Oh yes,” he replied, “I like watching paint dry.”

And a more recent story:

It’s official: a man went out.

Neighbours reported that they saw him go out last night.

‘I thought he was just mad’, a woman opined while asking to remain anonymous.

Another neighbour said he saw him open his door about ten o’clock.

‘Arreh, he went out’, he added.

It’s a very clever way of reminding readers that they are being censored.

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