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  • Hard News: Start with your conclusion,

    It hurts my eyes to read some of the nonsense Wishart dribbles.
    So I'll read it at my leisure. Thanks.
    At a glance, he hijacks genuine concerns for his own narrative at one point, and uses Paul Ellis' story pointing to conclusions I wouldn't draw from my quick reading.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Go Figure,

    Ratings are a lot like God. Not that they decide who lives and who dies,

    Although they have consigned a few people to wander in the wilderness. I think a cream pie in the face is a much better punishment for bad programming blunders based on demographics.

    Other than that must say you are doing a fine job. Carry on.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    but 30,000 people have been back for a second look on our website.. go figure if it isn't what people want to watch....

    Hmm wonder what section of the population that 30,000 came from. Just wondering out loud only got one leg of ma judgeypants on.

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Auckland-woman-launches-topless-revolution

    mmm Link to a page removed, not a good look for a 3 staffer.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    Though if you don't have Sky you may miss it.

    Ya see there's the rub, my budget, and unavailable in your area.
    Oh the iniquities of the digital age.
    If I give Sky a dollar a week can I just have the one show?
    Thats sounds pathetic, honestly, I'll survive.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Pauly Fuemana: How . . . sad,

    Wow dead at 40. That is tragic.
    Condolences and best wishes to the family and friends.
    I hope they will one day be able to let someone share the story of these brothers with the a wider audience.
    I hope their grief is not too unbearable.
    Because of that one song they are in our hearts.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    That's Bastardos took my Daily Show away. Or Bastardoes... possibly.
    Anyway, they haven't. It's just going back home, mkay?

    Hmm.... a titled superior pedant with a humour bypass.
    Now its not often you see one of those.

    There are a bunch of people there who turn up every day, and sweat their guts out to find and produce new stories every day, and I don't want to trivialise or ignore that. I really don't want to see anyone losing their job.

    Phew glad we got that out of the way. I want everyone to have job, in fact I hate that we got all obsessed with efficiency, thinking smart, time and motion, cost benefit analysis and all that. It's reduces a life to how it fits a system, and from there its an easy (too easy) step to the system is all important and people just have to fit around that. Tho' we have been softened up for this kind of thinking by a couple of millennia of religious subjugation. But thats by the by.

    Also the thing about TV work (unless you do production) it's the mental stress and strain which can make the job hard. Sucking up to reluctant story subjects, juggling peoples expectations and agendas, co-ordinating timetables, dealing with other peoples stress and worrying about deadlines, getting a balance in the story, not overstepping BSA guidelines, and all on a contract basis so job security always hangs over your head. Still some people seem to thrive in such high stress environments and some are just addicted to it.
    Anyway that's completely off topic and I think I may have given you the wrong impression, I dont care that much. If I like a program I'll watch it, if not I don't. Television is making itself irrelevant with it's ratings driven dive to the bottom. Independent public service television would seem to be dead in this country, and that is a tragedy.
    So can I suck up now? I like Backbenches and those occasional monosyllabic punters you stumble across are gold. And I've always wondered why we cant sort our problems out over a beer in a convivial environment like a pub. That's right some of us cant hold our drink or know when to say no.
    As you were...Right-O I'm off to play with my Tokomak

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    you'd fill your un-sold space with ads to boost the ratings of the place where your ads are selling... or something?
    Yes, exactly. They're called "house ads" and TVNZ screened plenty of them last year too.

    So the radio arm makes more than the TV arm? Hmm
    Could have floated the gorgeous visages of Graeme Hill, Mike King, even Bruce Hopkins around the screen.
    Damn now my preferences are showing.
    Thanks for the info.
    Anyhow John Campbell is such a talented man TV3 would be crazy to let him go. Perhaps the 7.00-7.30 is now the wrong place for him.
    Im now wondering where the follow the news with what was supposed to be an in depth look at news stories came from? Australia?
    And if it is still relevant? I dont know, but change is always tricky apparently, lest the sleeping beast grumbles. Apropo of nothing
    Lewis Black has a book out

    How if we could just find a place for funnyangry.......

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    (just guessing... not an insider in any media/advertising business)

    Me neither, Same company eh. So it was all ledger entries no money was actually exchanged. See a blip in the ratings exploit it.
    As well as exploiting to the nth degree a tenuous connection that can be wrought from the word "controversial" .

    Must be part of the meh!media.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    It rated well (for a late night show on C4), god knows what it cost though...

    Thought that's why they carpet bombed it with RadioLive ads.
    To pay for it. I mean.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Of Racks and Ratings,

    Why not be completely brave, transform Nightline into must-see late night telly rather than a showcase for young hotties?

    How well does John do scathing sarcasm, and using facts to point out blatant hypocrisy? Or pointing a gentle finger in the direction of human fallibility?
    Is he any good at voice impersonations?
    Can the reporters do Faux news stories, oh thats right they already do.
    Bastardo's took my Daily Show away.

    And no I din't comment on the tits.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1175 posts Report Reply

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