Thursday, January 26, 2012

Keep Those Whispers Coming

FROM deep inside the fetid bowels of Fairfax World Headquarters, a shtum survivor pours out his heart to a Bunyip:
We have another new columnist, Martin McKenzie-Murray. We describe him as "a regular contributor", but that is not all he is. He has spent his entire post-uni career spinning for Labor ministers and Labor schemes.
The Billabong's informant wonders, but only rhetorically, why editors responsible for processing McKenzie-Murray's columns have so far denied readers any hint of the writer's background and sympathies. Then comes a sarcastic suggestion that complaints should be lodged with the "excuses editor", a reference to Judy Prisk, who was appointed to handle complaints about inaccuracy, bias, and propaganda presented as news -- complaints, in other words, about all the sins that make Silly and Phage the travesties they are.

Fat chance of getting any satisfaction from Ms Prisk.

3 comments:

  1. You're on fire prof, where is all the energy coming from?

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  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.January 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Ah Professor, on the bright side, we now have a neologism of sorts - a way of expressing the tut-tutting and evasion that you get for having the temerity to bother a biased person about bias: Prisk-Prisking.

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  3. Yes, but does she, after a few libations, become more prisky?

    Cheers

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