Surely not. In the year 2020 surely someone, anyone, at a newspaper would pause and scrap a front page headline that read ‘Dick bids for Virgin‘ before it went to the printers?
Apparently not. This is the front page of The Courier Mail on Thursday the 14th of May in the year 2020.
Read it and weep.
The context is that Queensland’s treasurer Cameron Dick has confirmed the state government is seeking a stake in Virgin Airways via the Queensland Investment Corporation to save the airline and retain its headquarters in Brisbane.
The combination of the Treasurer’s surname and the company in question was, apparently, too good to for The Courier Mail to pass up.