Derisive and insincere sobbing is being heard all over Australia tonight as the nation learns of the Australian Federal Police’s raid on Seven Network offices, as part of an investigation in relation to the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The investigation follows an attempt by Seven to secure an exclusive interview with Australia’s all-time second favourite convicted criminal Schapelle Corby. Mark Chopper Read maintains top spot.
“After Today Tonight terrorised and did its best to close down small businesses across Australia, this feels like karma restoring some balance in the cosmos” said Glen from Paddington.
Seven’s commercial director Bruce McWilliam slammed the raid as “…a big attack on the press” although it’s not clear why he believes that doing stuff on telly means that they shouldn’t be subject to the same laws as the rest of us. Nor were any other networks targeted.
McWilliam added that Seven was not given any warning about the search.
“Well, raids tend not to be broadcast in advance because office people tend to get shreddy with the evidence” said AFP spokesperson Julian Davis.