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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 13. 1969.

Article not serious

Article not serious

The suggestion has been made to us that an article we ran on an advertisement in the last Focus was a bit rough on some of the people involved.

I would have thought, almost by definition, one could not take a satirical article seriously.

But if the admittedly heavy-handed satire induced anybody, anywhere, to take offence at the article, or read into it any sinister motives or innuendos, they would be well advised to forget them, for they were not intended.

Hugh Rennie, the editor of Focus, has asked me to say that neither the facts nor the allegations in the article were intended to be taken as correct, and I am happy to confirm that this is the case.