Dr Mumbo

The Betoota Advocate goes to Canberra

There are many injustices in this world.


Top of which is that Nielsen won’t allow Australia’s finest satirical news outlet The Betoota Advocate (and also Buzzfeed) into its top news sites index.


However, Dr Mumbo feels slightly better about the raw deal received from the media establishment by the Betoota Advocate after it received a little love from Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister.


Despite Barnaby Joyce’s exploits making regular appearances in the Betoota Advocate, the Johnny Depp-baiting politician welcomed them into his office to promote their new book.

Dr Mumbo is glad to see politicians championing independent regional journalism. Even if the masthead’s Photoshop high jinks are up there with The Daily Telegraph, and its coverage has been obsessive enough for Dr Mumbo to complete a top 15 Betoota Advocate articles featuring Barnaby Joyce:

  1. Tamworth Edition Of Q&A Postponed After Barnaby Joyce And Tony Windsor Punch On In Car Park
  2. Barnaby Joyce Involved In Rum-Fuelled Altercation At Lyceum Hotel In Longreach
  3. Barnaby Joyce Thrown Out Of Mooseheads For Dropping Pants During Eagle Rock
  4. VIDEO: Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce Filmed Smoking Marijuana?
  5. Barnaby Joyce Eats Entire Schooner Glass In Tamworth Hotel
  6. Acting PM Joyce Organises Emu Parade After Losing Turnbull’s Keys On Parliament Lawn
  7. Barnaby Joyce’s election campaign once again derailed by publicity
  8. Barnaby Joyce to have hands tied for rest of political career
  9. Barnaby Joyce and The Nationals host ‘outrageous’ house party at The Lodge
  10. Johnny Depp spends afternoon staring at wall made entirely of Barnaby Joyce photos
  11. New Footage Shows Depp Secretly Giving Joyce The Rude Finger During Apology
  12. Johnny Depp endorses Tony Windsor for New England
  13. Barnaby Joyce crowned “King of the North” after finally “coming good” for regional Australians
  14. We Gave Barnaby A List Of Demands And He Responded With Straight Fire
  15. Lucy Turnbull Shows Barnaby Around His New Living Quarters In Point Piper Boathouse

The one question that Dr Mumbo can’t entirely shake though, given the character involved, is this: Does Mr Joyce realise it’s satirical?


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