September 16, 2003


• Professor Bunyip uncovers yet more New York-sourced re-writing from Phillip Adams. “The Olive Rancher is always going on about Australia's adolescent inclination to ape and imitate iniquitous America,” muses the Prof. “Except when it applies to him, of course.”

• Scott Wrightson is under personal threat from Hurricane Isabel.

• Lee at Right Thinking discovers the world’s most redundant headline.

• James Morrow detects a shifting mood at the SMH letters page.

• Inspired by Christiane Amanpour, who says CNN is frightened by the “climate of fear and self-censorship” created by Fox News, Randal Robinson reports The Top 10 Ways Fox News Intimidated CNN. Among them:

9. Fox and Friends urged viewers to egg Paula Zahn's house.
2. Painted Fox News helicopters black and had them hover over CNN headquarters.

• The Belgravia Dispatch notes that the Guardian Online is very cautious that “news must be news”. Maybe they could put warnings on the stories that aren’t. The word “Guardian” at the top of the screen should suffice.

• Slatts needs change for a $200 note.

• Go say hi to Lincoln Plawg (returning), Bald Monkey (new), and Marty Kidd, an 18-year-old Ozblogger operating out of the Gold Coast.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 16, 2003 02:41 PM

That Marty Kidd's pretty angry for someone so young. And he lives on the Gold Coast! There's not a care in the world on the Goldie, particularly if you're young, retired or a developer.

Posted by: Trust at September 16, 2003 at 02:51 PM

Adams really deserves the sack for this third brilliant effort in six months.
And, it would appear, systemic.

I mean, holy fuck, man, having no ideas and a deadline to meet is not an excuse for stealing other people's work.

Posted by: Fork at September 16, 2003 at 04:30 PM

I would attribute anger to stress; but I don't think I'd get away with it too far.

But here goes...

Posted by: Marty at September 16, 2003 at 05:00 PM