August 02, 2004

LIVE FROM NEW YORK

I'll be on Radio National's Counterpoint show in a few minutes with host Michael Duffy and a panel of important discussers. We'll be discussing something important.

MID-INTERVIEW UPDATE. Man, who is this Juliana woman? The one talking about collage?

Posted by Tim Blair at August 2, 2004 05:11 PM
Comments

Will this discussion be merely important, or really important?

Posted by: perfectsense at August 2, 2004 at 05:27 PM

Pfft. I've been on Radio National. They're desperate. They'll take anyone. Even Tim. Even me.

(Actually, I can't remember if it was Radio National. ABC radio, anyway.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 2, 2004 at 05:38 PM

Diud I tell you I had hot sex with Juliana? Actually, that's not accurate. I just "skewed" the facts a little.

Posted by: suberboot at August 2, 2004 at 05:45 PM

Will someone tell Juliana that "back-front" isn't the antonym for forefront.

Öoh, you might also want to tell her what oedipal means.

Youíre a better man than me. I donít know how you get through such interviews without exploding with rage.

Posted by: Pig Head Sucker at August 2, 2004 at 05:49 PM

What is this Important Topic he will be discussing with Important People? Perhaps it is none other than his plan to TAKE OVER DER VORLD BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
Oh, er, sorry, any communists who are on to the Imperialist-capitalist scheme to f*ck over the third-world, please disregard that last comment...

Posted by: TimT at August 2, 2004 at 05:52 PM

Is this the same Michael Duffy who the ABC sees as a rightist Phillip Adams? Surely couldn't be the same bloke who was on Critical Mass last night singing the praises of the Tubby Trotskyite and Loadofshite 9/11? The ABC must exist in a parallel universe.

Posted by: Habib at August 2, 2004 at 09:20 PM

Man, who is this Juliana woman? The one talking about collage?

...well? Who was she, then?

Posted by: ushie at August 2, 2004 at 09:55 PM

Looks like Michael Duffy and Counterpoint cracked it for Media Watch tonight. Visit the website, ya lazy bastard, for all the details, but it focussed on advertising on the ABC, particularly the AB bit (yep, I wrote that joke myself).

Posted by: Ari at August 2, 2004 at 10:45 PM

they doing cavity searches in mid-town, tim?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 2, 2004 at 11:11 PM

On that show Tim opinionated that like Chicago '68 in reaction to Fahrenheit 9/11 people to vote for Bush.

Later he told how he left the showing he was at because he couldn't bear to see people stand and cheer?

What is he snorting over there?

Posted by: stevek11 at August 2, 2004 at 11:48 PM

On that show Tim opinionated that like Chicago '68 in reaction to Fahrenheit 9/11 people to vote for Bush.

Later he told how he left the showing he was at because he couldn't bear to see people stand and cheer.

What is he snorting over there?

Posted by: stevek11 at August 2, 2004 at 11:49 PM

Mr. Bingley ó Cavity searches in Manhattan are mostly done below 14th St., at least for recreational purposes...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 3, 2004 at 01:10 AM

...but above canal, i'd imagine. or so i hope, as i'm on wall st now...eek!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 3, 2004 at 02:48 AM

If anyone wants to listen to this, go here and get the August 2 program (RealAudio required).

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/counterpoint/

Juliana is Juliana Engberg, artistic director of the Australian Center for Contemporary Art in Melbourne.

The segment with Tim begins at about 18 minutes. Tim's the first commentator to speak after the intro (on a poor phone connection, however).

Juliana does call F911 "agitprop", but she loves it as a new genre! She's almost a self-parody of a modern artist.

Posted by: Jim C. at August 3, 2004 at 03:54 PM

At about 27 minutes, lots of condescending statements about Americans and their media which I can't bring myself to transcribe.

Folllowed by this -

Julie: Collage "actually brings certain things to the forefront, places certain things at the backfront, and that's what he's done."

Tim: "Forget collage and talk about lies. He tells lies. That's not an issue of collage, that's dishonesty."

Julie: "Well, no, I think there's a difference between lies and clever deceit, and all politicians would know that, I suspect."

Tim: "When he says Americans shuffled Saudi royal family out without being checked by the CIA after Sept. 11, that's a lie."

Julie: "This is well known, this is a bit of a bit of a skew whiff of events, but it's nevertheless true they did leave the United States, whether or not he organized it to happen, it's true that it did happen, and many people in America would be astonished, I'm sure."

I'm sure she's a typical arrogant condescending liberal bint.

Posted by: Jim C. at August 3, 2004 at 04:22 PM

Diud I tell you I had hot sex with Juliana? Actually, that's not accurate. I just "skewed" the facts a little.

You better hope you skewed them a LOT.

Posted by: anony-mouse at August 3, 2004 at 04:34 PM

eeeeewwwwww

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 3, 2004 at 09:46 PM

"Like Michael Moore with the facts"!!
Should you do smug? Or sue?

Posted by: slatts at August 4, 2004 at 02:50 PM

Goodness, you folks have a Mike Duffy as well, do you?

Here's the Canadian version of same:

CTV's Mike Duffy

Marko

Posted by: Marko at August 5, 2004 at 09:10 AM