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Archive for July, 2010

Where Pimps & Thieves Run Free & Good Men Die Like Dogs…

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I’m loath to blog about television again, because there are so many more interesting things happening in media.

However, the sight of Cameron Bennett stepping out of the Deathstar (ahead of being pushed) provides an insight as to why I feel compelled to comment on the train wreck that is TVNZ News and Current Affairs.


Eye Candy

Monday, July 12th, 2010

There’s something strange  occurring in newsrooms all around the country and it’s especially noticeable in television.  While drama shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and  “Law and Order” portray women as high-powered surgeons and cops or lawyers, down on the newsroom floor, where television is truly real, it’s depressingly revisionist.

And, for the sake of this blog, let’s put aside the fact that the upper echelons of newsroom management have been barely visited, let alone conquered, by women in any medium.