July 08, 2003


A new poll is up, and itís a tri-nation, multi-proprietor trustfest. Nominate your least believable media outlet from the NYT, the BBC, the Sun, the Grauniad, the Independent, the Australian, the Age, the SMH, the ABC, or some geekazoid with a modem.

Iíve got a feeling this one will be close.

UPDATE. After 80 votes the BBC has taken an early lead from The NYT and The Guardian. Watch for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and the ABC to kick in from 9.00am Australian east coast time.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 8, 2003 03:43 AM

Why the Sun and not the Daily Mirror?

Posted by: Damian P. at July 8, 2003 at 04:09 AM

Dammit, Tim, making this choice will make my head explode. I'm picking at random.

Posted by: E.A. at July 8, 2003 at 04:15 AM

This is SO unfair. You have the NYT *and* The Sun? How can I choose?

Posted by: steve miller at July 8, 2003 at 04:44 AM

The Mirror was too easy.

Posted by: tim at July 8, 2003 at 04:58 AM

No NPR? All my work criticizing them has gone for nought. And, I suspect, Daminan Penny will be hurt that you left out the CBC.

Posted by: Jim Miller at July 8, 2003 at 04:59 AM


This is very, very tough. BBC gets a dishonorable mention. However, in the wake of the Jason Blair scandels, I have to go with the New York Times. Their motto, as revised by Howell Raines?-- "All the News We Make Up We Print."

Posted by: JonM at July 8, 2003 at 07:33 AM

What about Al-Jazerra? Weekly World News? They'll be very upset to be excluded methinks.

I'd also like to see a face off between the worlds most credible writers next week - I predict a face of betweeen Modo, Moonbat and Fisk.

Posted by: Giles at July 8, 2003 at 08:47 AM

I think Damian Penny will also be ticked that you left out the Toronto Star. I know I am....

But in the meantime I chews the Grauniad.

Posted by: Jim Whyte at July 8, 2003 at 08:55 AM

Where did you get the picture of Reynolds?

Posted by: Wind Rider at July 8, 2003 at 10:29 AM


C'mon, you Beeb! I just KNOW you're the worst! C'mon, you Beeb!

Posted by: Matt from Vegas at July 8, 2003 at 11:45 AM

After much agonising, my vote finally went to the Sydney Morning Harlot. It was a near thing for the ABC, though.

Posted by: Indole Ring at July 8, 2003 at 12:28 PM

How can we fiddle the figures if we can only vote once? You have a lot to learn from Fairfax/the ABC etc (all their polls allow multi voting, and are always full of block votes from vested interests). A fair poll? Shame on you.

Posted by: paul bickford at July 8, 2003 at 01:25 PM

I've got my doubts about the Roswell Daily Record.

Posted by: Tony.T at July 8, 2003 at 02:16 PM

Which one does Margo do her misspellings in crayon for?

Posted by: Brad at July 8, 2003 at 02:54 PM

That would be the SMH, Brad.

Posted by: tim at July 8, 2003 at 03:16 PM

The ABC by a couple of lengths. It goes against the grain to have to vote against the Margo's dribbling crap, but how can you go past the home of such widespread "talent" as Media Watch, Lateline, 4 Corners, the whole of RN, and the nightly subtleties of the ABC non-News. Any one of these would surely get the ABC the prize on its own, but all of them together is a full house!

Posted by: Richard Moss at July 8, 2003 at 04:55 PM

What happened to "All of the above"?

Posted by: Paul Johnson at July 8, 2003 at 05:21 PM

Ah, as the democrats say in Chicago on election day, "Remember folks, vote early vote often."

Posted by: D2D at July 8, 2003 at 06:14 PM

"All of the above" isn't such a good option, since voting for it would unfairly penalise the "random idiot on the Internet".

Posted by: Indole Ring at July 8, 2003 at 08:10 PM

am i missing something here? Where is the actual poll?

Posted by: Geoffrey at July 8, 2003 at 08:59 PM

Click "main" at the top of this page, Geoffrey.

Posted by: tim at July 8, 2003 at 10:57 PM

What? No "All of the above" choice?? You make life needlessly difficult. The "random internet idiot" can fend for him/herself.

Posted by: juke at July 8, 2003 at 11:04 PM

Sorry, I color outside the lines here. Indymedia, hands down.

Posted by: Gerry at July 9, 2003 at 05:35 PM