Media Watch – 20 years of trying to tell the truth

May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm (awesome pile, internet, politics, radio, Television) (, , , , , , )

On this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch May we hope you proOn this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch we hope you prosper for another 20 years!

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straight off the top of the awesome pile

December 22, 2008 at 11:25 am (graffiti, internet, online community) (, , , , )

To start off the roll of the Awesome ball,
The first picture in the Awesome File is this;

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Taken in The Quadrant Mall earlier this year; it is unknown who drew this wonderous piece of graffiti, but to whoever you are it was purely epic.
I went back the next day to find that it had been painted over.
Thanks Launceston City Council, for being kill joys

somethings to add to the shame basket

is the online community website gaiaonline.com for recycling last years Christmas event but changing it from helping orphans finding new homes, to elves trying to help Santa Claus regain his brain function as a human rather than a cow.

Also the fact that it layed off 13% of its work force so close to Christmas is also rather disappointing but alas a part of the Economic Crisis. This posed the questions to its users

who was next?

will the site now begin to drop it’s level of excellence?

and is nothing safe from the economic crisis?

AND FINALLY

another add to the shame basket is

myspace.com trying to follow Facebook.com in intriducing add on games and applications. IF myspace.com users wanted to use applications for their profile they would actually being using facebook.com instead

til next time

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