Sunday, 28 October 2007
Media Is Short For Mediocrity.
The Australian MSM (Main Stream Media), is constantly searching for 'young', 'fresh' and 'progressive' 'talent' who will 'tell it like it is', such as new cadet Larry 'Young Guns' Hoopla, pictured here writing his popular weekly column, 'I agree completely with Noam Chomsky', for 'The Age' newspaper. Like most journalist's, Larry upholds the highest standards and practices enshrined as they are, on a framed Lynch's dinner napkin, kept in pride of place over the 'Age' 'Editorial Board's Memorial Urinal' hand basin.
It reads in part, "We promis too uphild the gratest,, the highest stuff and whatever etc". Impressive, eh? You're in good hands, Aussie public!
Here’s something inspired by a recent post by the great Tim Blair at timblair dot net. It’s the groovy old Beatles song, ‘Helter Skelter’ in regards to the leader of the Australian Labor Party and the loyal Opposition, Kevin 'Fluffy' Rudderless, the man who would be Kink.
“Er, sure I went to New York drunk on a boy’s night out. Yeah, I went to a club where young women spread their trimmed genitalia before me, but I didn’t notice, or I looked away, or something, or I’m lying. I was doing a crossword puzzle. A four letter word for vagina? Hmmmm…no, I know this one…don’t tell me? Four letter word for vagina starting with the letter ‘c’? I’ve got it! CEO’s! Everything I’ve ever said is a lie including that. Now just let me say this”. I will Kevin, but I can't hear much while I'm asleep.
Hells to Schedule.
When I get to the question, I go to the top of the poll,
Where I bop and I worm and I go for a ride,
Till I stall and I churn and I go for a lie,
Till I give you no answers, and I fool you again.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, eh.
Do you, don't you want me to flip flop?
I've a Commie Clown Dep, says she's miles above you, aah.
Sell me, sell me, sell me,
Bums tell me the answers,
I may be a phony, but I ain't no chancer.
Hells to schedule. Hells to schedule. Hair!
Well, do you, don't you, want me to fake it?
I may come down fast but don't let me wake you.
Smell me, smell me, feed me the answer,
I may be Labour but I ain't no saviour. Left out!
Reds out! 'Cause here Gill comes.
Your media is not for you and it ain’t for me. Yep, our media is not for us at all, kid. It certainly isn't about us. It's for the media and those who benefit from it. It’s not your ABC, it’s theirs. Now SBS reflects a multicultural and PC vacuum all its own. It’s the Symbiotic Baloney Sophistry really. Commercial TV is actually far less commercial than is perceived or it’d be wildly more successful instead of being gradually self marginalising.
Kerry O’Brien on ABC TV’s ‘The 7:30 Report’ speaking to Virginia 'yes there is no alt MSM' Trioli.
Kerry: “Virginia, don’t you find it a total and bankrupt fraud that people like you and I are both so long-term affluent and privileged, are often government employees via the taxpayer, and yet we still spout relentless ‘with the people’ bilge? Of course, we’ve probably never done anything of the sort, but we think we’re ‘the voice’ of truth. Is this not er, sickening? I mean, I get to ask lots of canard and junk questions instead of anything worthy, and all wrapped in a pretense of ‘serious’ journalism! It’s outrageous! ”
Virginia Trioli: “You’re right, Kerry. Ensconced in our smugly conceited Limousine left liberal phony default paradigms, we live almost entirely removed from the actual indifference to hatred that the plebes have for us. And year after year, we give ourselves endless kudos and get even more for er, zero achievement. The best part is, we’re entirely unaccountable, unreachable and pretty damn comfortable too”.
Kerry O’Banyan: “Er, do my ears look big in this hairstyle?”
Virginia Tripoli: “You should see my weekend spread!”
Networks don’t really always sell what you may want to buy. They’re selling what you are supposed to buy, or whatever you'll accept. They are entirely timid beyond the excitingly average, mildly prurient and what is often barely diverting to the intelligent. TV is now close to being fit only for bored children, Nursing Home dementia patients, Social Security waiting rooms, bad bars and people without cable or the Internet.
There’s no conspiracy. This is maybe the best these bores can do and they don’t think people like you and I will notice. Where’s any alternative to compare it to? Online, sports or you buy it. Nothing free is free. The majority of printed media in Australia, while ideal for getting the lowdown on the opinions of journalists, editorial staff and of the Undergraduate mind, is otherwise far more useful as a source of frustration, boredom or as mere pointers to researching the actual facts of the matter at hand. Surprise, the empirical truth is so often the exact opposite to what you have just read or been insulted with on TV.
I say read advisedly, as much of the MSM is so intractably dull, humourless and predictable, that it’s unreadable, unwatchable and unlistenable. It helps a little if you use the flick through headlines speed reading, listening and watching click over methods. TV is virtually devoid of real local talent. Who and where are they? Who knows, certainly not in a TV studio.
Sure, it’s not all crap, at least 15% may be worth a damn in spite of most elements of reality missing in action and neither published nor broadcast. The list of unapproved material and topics is long. The laundry list of what will always get coverage is short and tends to overlap. If it wasn’t for the perversely put down, predominantly US imports, movies and occasional narrow documentaries, I’d have no reason to touch the TV set except to play a DVD or dust it.
Try turning off the tube, radio and don’t read any MSM print for a few months. When you return, it’s much like any soap opera; the same plot lines and tedious characters resting on often unearned laurels of predictable and mediocre scripts.
Like last weeks debate between Kevin ‘Dud’ Rudd and the PM, ‘Peter Cook Monologue’ Howard. Yep, John went on and on about ‘unexciting’ and ‘non-vision’ things, such as boring old facts regards the economy, security and entirely in a present reality. And I'm sorry, but the PM was utterly correct on every count. The Howard Governments great achievements are empirical but are fraudulently, disingenuously and almost invariably treated as otherwise.
Kevin Rudd has the advantage of talking entirely about nothing but the apparitions that haunt the PC and Labour Left mind, such as it is.
Anyone who understands economics, investment, business, governance and real wealth creation, realises that Costello and Howard's highly competent successes, despite any flaws, will likely continue to grow and pay off into the future. They’re not merely based on taking from the productive and giving to the unsuccessful because of whatever guilt or moral vanity may have possessed you.
The Prime Minister in full bore: “I enjoy collecting toffee wrappers during the week, so if it is precipitous, I can spend Saturday afternoons spreading them out. Do you know that if you combine the area of an entire lifetimes worth of wrappers that these wrappers could cover the New Hebrides? Of course, I could never consume such a vast amount of toffees. No, such a vastness would be out of my league. That's more for your professional bores like Al Gore”.
The Opposition to Random Things Leader, Mr Kevin Crudd: “Let me say, that visions are the things I see almost daily. Sometimes it’s a flying custard pie in flames, Mr Zebedee or a really super, wow, really fast fighting robot, with special rockets for flying! Visions and hallucinations are what my alternative to government is offering. John Howard has lost touch with unreality and has no New Age ideas whatsoever. Vote for me and we can all imagine a future together”.
Yep, the hideous coverage by zer Channel 9 Netverk included a preposterous, tacky and entirely manipulated electronic and laughable ‘debate monitor’ in the form of a worm! I kid you not, foreign readers. Yeah, the Minor Niners apparently collected ninety-nine ‘uncommitted’ voters and handed them little devices to er, rub away at. So, the 'embarrassing because it's a stupid idea' worm, responds to how they feel? Yeah, right, that’s the basis of all objective and rational thought, eh? Feelings, nothing more than feelings, trying to forget you… Riiight.
"I feel your slogan!"
Yep, these ‘committed’ voters were so impartial, that as Kev drew in breath before he spoke, the monitor went vertically up, and vertically down, most of the time the PM spoke. Ray Martin?
Er, how does one describe a venal, phony, mealy-mouthed and typical Oz media veteran? Freak? Rich? Unaccountable? Creepy? A serial dullard and poser? False slanderer of the Howard Government? Deliberate liar blaming the ABC Chairman for Ray’s own behavior? Gleefully misleading? Research free? A professional bore?
"No! I won't have it, Fawlty! He’s a Saint of ‘the people!"
No one cares more about truth, informing the public and his hair than Ray ‘we’re all pals here’ Martin. If Ray and George Negus by some bizarre accident, ever managed to create anything, especially not still-born media wise, well, that Mother could be almost anyone in the Oz MSM really, as they’ve not only been shoving it in our throats for years.
‘The Age’, that well known table cloth for winos, shoved out the next day, a standard bogus headline that read, “Rudd’s decisive win. The worm’s verdict”. Quite. Maybe so, but er, this was a TV debate, not a Federal Election result, right? Ninety-nine people? What percentage of the Australian population is that, without using the formula for Pi and atomic fractions? Gee, no bias or glee at ‘the Aged’ eh? Eleven years of incredible growth and development virtually unique in the world, and the PM’s hated for not spouting peripheral and fashionable Left agenda’s?
Peter Costello, one of the most incredibly competent Treasurer's in Australian history is not revered as the financial giant that he objectively is, and for what? Focusing entirely on his job? Instead he’s despised and insulted by the very not so ex-Labour PM Paul 'Scumbag' Keating, one of the worst, disaster achieving, arrogant, affluent and elitist Limousine Left Liberals in Australian political history. The chances of Keating bowing out gracefully are as slim as ‘The Old Morgue Attendant’ and rich art buyer himself, preferring to hang around ordinary people instead of the spectacularly wealthy, powerful and similarly bitter.
What do you honestly see? That the Labour Party has changed at all? Yeah, it has. It’s far worse than it's ever been, as it disappears into the shrink wrapped vortex of its inherent, militant flaws and inbuilt incompetence. See the gleeful freaks both old and new, as they come out the cracks of the MSM like summer blowflies. The Unions, such as the disgusting and bankrupt Leftoid cesspool that is the Teacher’s Union, just can’t wait to roll out their entire line of frauds and shibboleths ad nauseum etc.
And the Opposition Deputy Prime Minister is an old Commie! Unmarried, childless, a committed hard core Unionist, an unchanged Leftist, Socialist and ugh, a lawyer! If only she was an animal torturer, it may have toned her profile down a bit. Yep, for Julia ‘Ocean of evasion’ Gillard, the only thing she would pick up on if she ever had a Road to Damascus conversion to normality, would be a commitment to be more inclusive regards Islamist killers.
Hard to believe, but a recent survey of some 'True Believers', thought that Bob 'hold that thought' Brown, a childless gay man and Julia 'I forgot to have children!' Gillard are, wait for it...'the two people with the best views on child care!' Fantastic. It doesn't get any better than that, folks. Oh, but it can, it can.
Ok, of the four males at my sons kindergarten, at least four are gay! They all seem pretty competent and nice guys, but er, isn't it a little bit coincidental and simply an ideological perversity to choose Bobby 'Frank Zappa Parody' Brown, and Julia 'Smash Capitalism!' Gillard over anybody else? No one else measures up, eh? Riiight. I guess the Marxist lesbian in a wheel chair wasn't available.
The Labour Party is entirely planning so it can seem, to relive its past except more so, much like their avid supporters like the ‘anti-war’ but pro ‘Peace Kills’ Left, but that’s ok crowd. Ah, and now the Left do indeed march very comfortably with the 'Islamist Grand Global Death Plan' much as the Left has always wholeheartedly embraced Che ‘the child killer’ Guevara. Yep. It’s 1968, 1975, 1987 and 1996 all over again folks. Yeah, you and I have no voice in‘The Great Diversity of Opinion Swindle'.
“Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been had?” John Lydon.
Thanks to Tim Blair's Netsite and Andrew Bolt's 'Herald Sun' column of Wednesday 24 October, for additional info sources and inspiration. Go Blair and Bolta!