The editor of Britain's prestigious Grunade newspaper has made a frantic appeal on facebook to find his missing stories. “Yesterday, we had lots of stories about tourists lost in Thailand, but today all the stories have disappeared”, the distressed editor told Private Tye.
The editor said “we are desperate for any news, and we reach out to facebook backpackers and parents of hipsters holidaying in Thailand to let us know if they find any stories. If you are aware of a story about a tourist lost in her hotel room or a story about a twenty year old looking disorientated after drinking a bottle of whiskey in a beach-front bar, please contact us and we'll have the story back here immediately.”
Johnny Plagiarist, has been editor of the Grunade for five years but can not recall a time when he has been so worried: “I'm frightened that there are going to be blank spaces between the advertisements in tomorrow's edition.” Johnny blames modern technology, “our journalists are loosing the ability to make up stories by themselves, these days they just cut and paste fabrications from the social media”.
The Grunade is not alone, the Injun and many other papers have reported losing stories in Thailand.