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#1444

I hope that wasn’t aimed at me :zipper_mouth_face::grinning:


#1445

Lucky we have some RWNJs to balance it out.


#1446

So you will be watching her show then.:sweat_smile:


#1447

Thanks, left wing nut job.


#1448

At least you’ve confirmed what we’ve always suspected. Only a RWNJ would take offence to that and lash out.


#1449

Great lack of self-awareness there. So my saying LWNJ is “lashing out”. But you saying RWNJ isn’t. And who says I “took offence”? You.


#1450

:roll_eyes: I wasn’t commenting on anyone in particular.

I just said there is a balance of comments on this thread. You’re the one that made it a personal attack.


#1451

So let me get this right? You saying there are RWNJs here in our group is fine. But me saying you are a LWNJ is an “attack”?


#1452

The use of ‘Nutjob’ by both of you suggests a broad, collective personal attack.


#1453

You can attack me if you like. It’s a free country. For now. :joy:


#1454

Knock it off, you’re both nut jobs in my eyes. Move on.


#1455

Nothing wrong with s biased slant, but the quality of presentation is open for debate.


#1456

I don’t mind the occasional nut job… oh wait we’re talking about something else aren’t we? :thinking::sunglasses:


#1457

Such an appropriate profile picture you have there


#1458

Look what’s happening - NewsCorp get their hands on Sky and now they’re calling the shots.
Perrett Out - Oustisders In.
Markson gets her own show.
Gleeson has his own show.
Bolt has his own show.
Kenny has his own show.
It’s being inundated. Feel sorry for the decent journos who’ll be shown the door next.


#1459

I still think its staggering that Peta Credlin, someone with mediocre presenting skills and little to no voice coaching presents Sky’s 6pm ‘Bulletin’ on weekdays.


#1460

That’s a fair point… but (you knew that was coming), regardless of her politics she does offer an insiders point of view. Peta is without doubt well connected and has a lot to offer.

As for presenting skills, they’re getting better and she’s not unwatchable. When you bring in people like Peta you have to expect a less than stellar performance at first. You’re not hiring them for their anchoring ability.

6PM is a difficult slot for Sky, they’re up against the powerhouse news bulletins of 7 and 9. The best strategy is to counter program. They’ve done that and it’s worked. Credlin performs better than anything that came before.


#1461

She’s been a fill-in presenter for Whiskey Bolt when he’s probably had a bit too much.


#1462

I don’t think it’s staggering at all. It’s just common sense on the part of Sky. And by common sense, I mean more “common cents”, good capitalist business sense. It’s a gap in the market. Obviously there’s an audience for someone who is authentic, not just an autocue-reader (autocutie), and someone who very much brings their personality and experience to the program. It would be stupid of Sky to go back to robotic presenters now.


#1463

I’d welcome actual robot presenters. At least when they malfunction it’d be entertaining television.