There’s another scandal doing the rounds on the web and it has nothing to do with leaked nude pictures of celebrities.
A decision by the Sydney Morning Herald to use the much-maligned font Comic Sans on its front page has made it the focus of much attention, and ridicule, on social media.
The 183-year-old newspaper, known as Granny, placed comments by Independent Commission against Corruption witnesses Eric Roozendaal and Chris Hartcher in Comic Sans speech bubbles.
Response on Twitter was along these lines:
When they record the downfall of Fairfax, the comic sans front page will be seen as the beginning of the end pic.twitter.com/qEbOlfAeDn
— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) September 2, 2014
Mr Stott is the morning editor at News Corp’s news.com.au, which has long been fond of poking fun at Fairfax Media, which owns the SMH.
Still, if we’re going to have Dueling Douchebags on the front page, Comic Sans accords them the seriousness they deserve.