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Chaser and US newspapers

Andrew Leigh writes:

Which brings me to the Chaser, a program of such blokey irreverence it could only have been developed in Oz. For some odd reason, the Chaser lads have been copping flack over the past 24 hours for their APEC stunt. Watching stern-faced Mark Day on Today Tonight last night, you would have thought that the lads brought us within inches of armaggedon. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel a kind of cheeky pride at being part of a country where the public broadcaster pays comedians to dress up as Osama in a Canadian car, and attempt to meet George Bush?

It’s not just you. More power to ’em.

I do wonder about Andrew’s views on US newspapers, though:

When it comes to newspapers, theirs are unquestionably the best in the world – led by the New York Times, and followed at some distance by the WSJ, WaPo, LA Times, and others.

How does the FT not cut the mustard?