Topic: big media
We noticed this advert at about 6.50 pm two nights ago on SBS news hour before switching over to the 7 pm abc prime time news:
Lower picture above shows image from front page of the Sydney Morning Herald today re 20 year veteran high brow journalist Mary Kostakidis who looks to be chucking the SBS for pathetic media standards.
The pathetic choice of advertising placement during their quality news hour as per this YouTube featuring Sniff and Stiff seems to bear out her general concerns.
Meanwhile over at the bigger public broadcaster ABC the Natural History Unit has been axed: Crikey - Media & Arts - The ABC's Natural History unit becomes history
Truly the barbarians are inside the public broadcasters in the last days of the desperate Howard Govt consistently 10 points behind in the polls, and likely now relying on 'feral protesters', and huge pork barrel politiking to generate polling popularity of any kind.
Now we have just noticed the intrepid Errol Simper in The Australian here, who seems to see through the Big Media like 'water running down my drain' to quote one of Bob Dylan's stingers: Network to blame for anchor's loss
Postscript #1 24 Aug 2007
In his opinion piece in the Media supplement in The Oz, Quentin Dempster also notes the above Sniff and Stiff juxtaposition with the SBS News Hour. (It appears to be offline, under the heading The great debate Should SBS be more commercial) within this larger story Come back Mary, pleads boss | The Australian