July 06, 2003


You read this here a week ago:

ABC television personality and host Tony Squires will switch to a commercial station next year after accepting an offer he just couldn't refuse.

Mr Squires, who hosts the popular sports chat program The Fat, will take up a contract with the Seven Network in 2004.

The print edition of The Daily Telegraph ran a ridiculous EXCLUSIVE banner on their week-late coverage. They’ve been picked up by Media Watch for doing this sort of thing before. Then again, Media Watch doesn’t exactly acknowledge all of its sources, either.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 6, 2003 06:19 AM

yeah, cause media watch would never had thought to look at those stories without your help tim. you're amazing.

Posted by: adam at July 6, 2003 at 01:00 PM

Read the Media Watch guestbook, Adam. It's pretty clear MW pursued the Carlton story as a result of it being mentioned here first.

Posted by: tim at July 6, 2003 at 02:51 PM

and i suppose when you mentioned the byrd-kkk thing to media watch, you cited where you'd first heard of byrd's past, or in the alternative you did the historical research yourself? also, a link would be good.

Posted by: adam at July 6, 2003 at 03:35 PM

Go to www.abc.net.au, click on the alphabetical program listings, find Media Watch, click "guestbook", and scroll away. Interestingly, at first Media Watch seemed to reject the Carlton item as being worth any attention.

I did cite where I'd heard of Byrd's past. A link is a cite.

Posted by: tim at July 6, 2003 at 03:53 PM

Tony Squires isn't very funny. I hope Ch7 fire him after 1 week, or demote him to working on one of those shitty renovations shows.

Posted by: bailz at July 6, 2003 at 05:09 PM

no no, i mean, a link to a page of the guestbook would be good.

Posted by: adam at July 6, 2003 at 06:01 PM

Ask a parent to help.

Posted by: tim at July 6, 2003 at 06:25 PM