Even though using certain words beginning with L and B and C might increase website “hits”.
I am ashamed that if someone mentions a particular town near Geelong, or a common cause of legal dispute, or one of Australia’s greatest comedians (f*ck off New Zealand, he’s ours now), I now can’t help but think of an unrelated other incident involving people’s private lives that is really none of my business. I don’t WANT to think of it. It’s like getting an appalling song stuck in your head.
And this is the thing – I haven’t been clicking on, and therefore encouraging, media stories about it and yet vague and probably inaccurate details have still snuck in by osmosis. And now all I can see when I hear those names is people in dark sunglasses trying to escape from parasites with flashbulbs. I’m the real victim here. Where’s the sympathy for ME?