The Daily Telegraph And MasterChef Conspire To Fake A TV Show 'Reality' And Sell A Lot Of Cookbooks
By Darryl Mason
Okay, it's not a world-shattering conspiracy, but it's a real one, involving one of Australia's highest selling newspapers, the Daily Telegraph, and Masterchef, the highest rating show on TV.
Here are two headlines on the 'winner' of Channel Ten's MasterChef competitive cooking show published online at the Daily Telegraph site last night, less than an hour apart :
In the reality of a few million Australiian TV viewers last night, Julie Goodwin did 'win' MasterChef, if you happen to give a shit.
But the Daily Telegraph first published, and then quickly deleted, a story filling out a reality where the other finalist, Poh Ling Yeow, won the show, and $100,000 cash, and an inevitable best-seller cookbook deal.
Bizzarely enough, it wasn't just a headline, or an intro, that said Ling Yeow was declared the 'winner'. The now deleted Daily Telegraph story actually contained quotes from Julie Goodwin congratulating Ling 'Poh' Yeow for 'winning' Australia's highest-rating 'reality' TV competition :
And here's Ling 'Poh' Yeow celebrating her 'victory' :
Disappointed but humble, (Julie) Goodwin praised her feisty opponent for her success."Poh's a very deserving winner," she said. "I'm proud of her, she's a good friend and I wish her every success in the world."
Ling Yeow was stunned with the verdict but happy to embrace it.
"This is really a surreal feeling," the 35-year-old, who hails from Norwood in South Australia told The Daily Telegraph.
Yeah, it must be extremely surreal to have to tell a Daily Telegraph journalist that, not having actually 'won'.
The now deleted Daily Telegraph story was obviously prepared before the 'winner' was announced at the end of MasterChef last night, but unless the quotes from Goodwin and Yeow are also fake, then the contestants willingly joined the producers and the Daily Telegraph in this monumental Fakerama.
A majority of Australia's culinary experts didn't back her, but MasterChef Australia contestant Julie Goodwin went from underdog to winner last night.
In a shock victory...
Well, not so shocking to some of the editorial staff of the Daily Telegraph and the producers of Masterchef, who conspired beforehand to fake at least two realities :
(Julie Goodwin was) stunned with the verdict after battling through three challenges during the 90-minute finale of the reality program.
But how stunned was Julie Goodwin really? Perhaps very stunned, considering she gave quotes to the Daily Telegraph pretending, or believing, she had actually lost.
Now here she is now playing the role of the 'winner' :
"I am the most blessed person in the world," said Goodwin...
Goodwin said she was embracing the victory with both hands especially after sacrificing her most important role as mother and wife to participate in the competition.
A competition that turns out to be a whole load of Fake Fake Fake Fake. As fake as the Daily Telegraph news story announcing 'Poh Wins MasterChef' they tried to disappear from the internet.
Now, in the alternative reality of that deleted Daily Telegraph story, Ling Yeow is celebrating her 'victory' today and making new plans for her new life as Australia's first MasterChef, with a promising TV career and best-selling cookbook author to look foward to. And all that money :
After pocking the $100,000 cash prize and a cookbook deal Ling Yeow says she's excited about launching her book Food From Mars.
With a heavy Asian influence, the MasterChef winner believes Australians have been waiting for a cookbook which explores her roots.
Oh well, at least she can save, print and frame the following screengrab from Club Wah :
"Yes, I did. The Daily Telegraph said so!"
There will be a whole load of heavy comment censorship across Murdoch media sites today, as they try to stifle discussion on just how fake some of their 'news stories' actually are, and attempt to dampen public criticism of the obviously devious, fraudulent relationship between the producers of high-rating TV shows and the Murdoch tabloid media that both ceaselessly promotes them, and profitably feeds off them.
I should note this story broke on Twitter, and Australian bloggers were all over it, very, very
No wonder Murdoch's Australian CEO, John Hartigan, hates bloggers so much.
Bloggers keep exposing Murdoch media fakery and conspiracy.