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23 minutes ago, Parley said:

Piers Morgan is joining Sky News Australia.

I look forward to watching his new show.

Why?

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1 minute ago, HappyHeart said:

Why?

Compelling TV.


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1 hour ago, Parley said:

Compelling TV.

You really need to get out more.

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1 hour ago, Parley said:

Compelling TV.

Compelling nonsense!

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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Piers Morgan is joining Sky News Australia.

I look forward to watching his new show.

Another good reason not to watch Sky News Australia.

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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Compelling TV.

lol. He'll fit in well there...finding a bandwagon to jump on.

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4 hours ago, HappyHeart said:

You really need to get out more.

It's horrendous isn't it?  So different to Sky News in the UK which comes across as reasonably balanced.   Whilst in Australia in December I had the misfortune to turn on Sky News and witness several minutes of contemptuous and totally transparent culture-war baiting.  Do they really think people are gullible enough to be influenced by such rubbish?

As I turned it on, the middle aged white guy presenting had evidently just referenced some news coming out of New Zealand and I joined in time to hear several minutes of the like of "I would say 'good woman' to Jacinda Arden for this move, but that's not allowed these days and the woke lefties would come out and have me cancelled".

Pantomime level nonsense.

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10 hours ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

 Do they really think people are gullible enough to be influenced by such rubbish?

Unfortunately, they are. Small numbers, but a large percentage of their audience.  Criticise everything, contribute nothing agitators.

Murdoch would have done the same to Sky News UK if it wasn't for the phone hacking scandal, forcing him to withdraw his takeover plans just before Parliament voted unanimously to ask Murdoch to basically, get lost anyway.   Later in 2016, Murdoch's Fox was only authorised to do a full takeover of Sky if he offloaded Sky News to keep the news separate from the entertainment.  He did not proceed in the UK and lost out, but another linked company bought Sky News Australia outright.

The quality difference between UK and Aus is astounding. Sky News UK is a news channel, Sky News Australia after 7pm at night is just a cesspit.  There's a reason they call it "right at night", and that doesn't go far enough.

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A current affair is the pits. Sensationalism at its worst and just blatant advertising. Truly trash tv. 

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1 hour ago, HappyHeart said:

A current affair is the pits. Sensationalism at its worst and just blatant advertising. Truly trash tv. 

My daughter was on current affair. She is epileptic and tik tok had been posting dreadful clips of stupid people pretending to be having a fit and dying. She was interviewed sympathetically on behalf of people with epilepsy,  she put the case across as someone who has to live with the condition in a strong and balanced way, and how hurtful and inappropriate some people think it is to mock a disability.  So it was an important message and I’m quite upset to see her Input potentially labelled as truly trash TV,

Her views were picked up nationally, plenty of publicity, which although sadly didn’t change tiktok, it at least bought the message to some about how cruel, ignorant and inappropriate it is to mock people with a disability.

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30 minutes ago, ramot said:

My daughter was on current affair. She is epileptic and tik tok had been posting dreadful clips of stupid people pretending to be having a fit and dying. She was interviewed sympathetically on behalf of people with epilepsy,  she put the case across as someone who has to live with the condition in a strong and balanced way, and how hurtful and inappropriate some people think it is to mock a disability.  So it was an important message and I’m quite upset to see her Input potentially labelled as truly trash TV,

Her views were picked up nationally, plenty of publicity, which although sadly didn’t change tiktok, it at least bought the message to some about how cruel, ignorant and inappropriate it is to mock people with a disability.

I apologise. That sounds like it was very useful tool for her to get the message across. I do sympathise.

 The sections I’ve watched have been quite terrible and bordering on harassment of people and sensationalism. Plus blatant advertising for Coles or Woolies or whatever. I haven’t watched it much so I’m probably not in a position to make a balanced point. 
 

Sorry for any offence 

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9 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

I apologise. That sounds like it was very useful tool for her to get the message across. I do sympathise.

 The sections I’ve watched have been quite terrible and bordering on harassment of people and sensationalism. Plus blatant advertising for Coles or Woolies or whatever. I haven’t watched it much so I’m probably not in a position to make a balanced point. 
 

Sorry for any offence 

I quite like the way they expose unscrupulous tradies and con men.


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For news on the telly, I watch ABC Tasmania for more local news and SBS for other news.  Rarely watch the commercial channels for news.  For reading news online, the best one for me is Reuters International news and views.

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15 hours ago, Parley said:

I quite like the way they expose unscrupulous tradies and con men.

When it suits them , I know of people who have written in with major problems with a major home builder but nothing as said company spends big on advertising with parent company of the show. 
 

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Just binge watched Afterlife.

At first I thought three was a bridge too far.

But, by God did it end well.

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Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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3 hours ago, Rallyman said:

When it suits them , I know of people who have written in with major problems with a major home builder but nothing as said company spends big on advertising with parent company of the show. 
 

and that is the exact problem of selling out everything to commercial TV.  You have to follow the money trail to know whether you're getting news or propaganda.

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3 hours ago, newjez said:

Just binge watched Afterlife.

At first I thought three was a bridge too far.

But, by God did it end well.

Don't post any spoilers!

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Just watched the war movie Come and See after a recommendation popped up on YouTube.  A story about the horrific exploits of the Dirlewanger Brigade in Byelorussia.  Not for the faint hearted…

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10 hours ago, Rallyman said:

When it suits them , I know of people who have written in with major problems with a major home builder but nothing as said company spends big on advertising with parent company of the show. 
 

It's not just a matter of advertising spend, it's a matter of legal fees. They can attack a small business knowing they have deeper pockets to fight the case, but a big business may well have deeper pockets than they do.

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Me and my 2 are in isolation pending a negative test result. That's ruined my 2nd attempt to celebrate NYE. I had rebooked for where we were meant to go.....back to work on Mon if I'm negative....

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I know no one will care but…….

I just had the most amazing trail run.  2.5 hours across fields, through woodland, hills and tracks.  Dodging mud, ice cracking under foot and breath crisp at -1 Celsius so the views were rolling white fields for miles.  4 foxes, 2 deer, countless sheep and horses.  
 

I feel alive.  
 

Now for a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea. 

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16 hours ago, HappyHeart said:

Don't post any spoilers!

Keep tissues close. Tearjerker.


Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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6 hours ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

I know no one will care but…….

I just had the most amazing trail run.  2.5 hours across fields, through woodland, hills and tracks.  Dodging mud, ice cracking under foot and breath crisp at -1 Celsius so the views were rolling white fields for miles.  4 foxes, 2 deer, countless sheep and horses.  
 

I feel alive.  
 

Now for a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea. 

Was riding down a lane before Christmas and a red kite swooped down and flew just a few feet in front of me for about thirty seconds before perching on a telegraph pole. Most magical thing I've ever seen.

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Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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9 hours ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

I know no one will care but…….

I just had the most amazing trail run.  2.5 hours across fields, through woodland, hills and tracks.  Dodging mud, ice cracking under foot and breath crisp at -1 Celsius so the views were rolling white fields for miles.  4 foxes, 2 deer, countless sheep and horses.  
 

I feel alive.  
 

Now for a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea. 

not in Australia?


Buy a man eat fish. The Day, Teach Man, to lifetime.      - Joe Biden.

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A nineteen year old man has been charged with lighting 9 bushfire including some around Wooroloo … he is a volunteer fireman who attend  8 of the bushfires … 

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