.@TheAge neglects some crucial information in headline: murder
Australian Andrew Klaussner, 40 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for strangling partner Elizabeth Barnes, 39, on September 26, 2013. You would not realize that Klaussner committed murder from the original title and tweets used by The Age who went with this headline:
Klaussner killed Barnes. He then left her body lying on the floor whilst he used her bank card to buy drugs. He also tried to access an online dating site, watched pornography and filmed himself masturbating over Barnes' body using her phone.
It is hardly difficult to understand that the above headline erased the act of murder. The Age went for click bait rather than making the reality of male violence clear. Barnes deserves more than a media who think masturbating over a corpse is a hilarious advertising 'fact'. The Age may have changed the title to "Man who strangled wife, then watched porn jailed for 15 years" following numerous complaints on twitter but this doesn't negate the fact that they need to re-evaluate how they report on male violence against women and girls and train their staff appropriately.