:dodgy: Not for the first time, I found myself gaping in open-mouthed astonishment at what passes for journalism in this paper. Specifically, the sheer unadulterated hypocrisy of their Grand Final coverage. "Glory, Glory" screams the banner headline, while the lead paragraph almost salivates over the "pride of the league" completing their "fairytale". The whole tone of the DT's coverage is one of fawning sycophancy towards the Rabbitohs and their "long-suffering supporters". And in amongst this shameless orgy of journalistic bum-licking there are several references to Souths being "kicked out of the competition" in 1999. But nowhere is there any mention or acknowledgment of the fact that it was News Ltd - the very organisation which publishes the Daily Telegraph - who kicked Souths out. For it was News Ltd who were pulling the strings via their controlling interest in the NRL back in 1999; News Ltd who determined which clubs should survive and which ones should die; News Ltd who excluded Souths from the competition, based on some extremely dodgy and inconsistent "criteria"...and News Ltd who fought a two year legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court to try and keep them out. And yet the tone of today's Telegraph coverage is as though Souths' exclusion was a dastardly act committed by someone else... *nothing to do with us* Seriously, I wouldn't use the Daily Telegraph as toilet paper!