January 24, 2005

Nude Anchors For Hard News

Since hard news has such a time making it on to the networks, perhaps we should start a new rule: any news story that is important but lacking in interesting video footage will be presented by a nude anchor, thus satisfying our need to see something interesting while being told about war crimes and the like.

I just found this and I'm feeling a little cynical about the TV news again:
"The abuses may well be going on still. Even as the Graner trial unfolded, The New York Times reported that a secret August 2002 Justice Department memo authorized the use of some 20 specific interrogation practices, including "waterboarding," a form of simulated drowning that was a torture of choice for military regimes in Argentina and Uruguay in the 1970's. This revelation did not make it to network news. "

I heard an excellent song yesterday and I am now determined to hunt it down on CD and purchase it. It's called "The Underwear Goes Inside The Pants" by a group called Lazyboy.

Channel Z is closing down (*sad*) but I will give this new Kiwi station (instinctively hate the name, I'm afraid) a bit of a go and see if it suits. It's hard to find alternative rock on the radio... I guess because 'alternative' usually also means 'minority'.

Posted by phreq at January 24, 2005 05:35 AM | TrackBack

I doubt Nude Anchors could hold my attention. But re-enactments using cooking implements would.

I want to recreate a car bombing using a bowl, a melon-baler and an egg Wisk. Itís hard to keep everyone happy so throw in some nudity too.

As for radio stations, I praise the move Channel Z to one format. However I think they need to take a step further. I am still waiting for the one band station. I donít care which band they pick but I love consistency.

Posted by: Vincent at January 24, 2005 08:33 AM

I for one would like to see the news acted out by sock puppets. That might make me watch it again.

I'm not big with the nude acnhors since there are lots of old unattractive anchors. (John Campbell not included.)

Posted by: Jenni at January 24, 2005 10:51 AM

Please make the image of John Campbell wearing a sock puppet go away.

Posted by: Vincent at January 24, 2005 12:44 PM

Yes so sad about Channel Z. I want to give it a chance but J remembers the Kiwi music week they did last year so doesn't want to. So I'm guessing it's off to the rock of something similar. I really think that they should have rebranded the rock instead of Channel Z. Think that there are going to be quite a few unhappy people out there. Wonder how long Kiwi will actually last?

Posted by: Chelle at January 25, 2005 06:00 AM

The Rock is so bloody sexist, racist and homophobic, I don't think I could handle them. And the morning show with those idiot men, particularly the guy with hysterical diarrhea - he laughs at *everything* the other guy says! Arrgh!

I might just have to find a decent overseas station on the net and listen to radio over the phone.

Posted by: phreq at January 25, 2005 08:43 AM

Xfm.co.uk is pretty sweet.

Posted by: Fraser at January 25, 2005 09:59 AM

I will take a look (and listen) - thanks for the link :)

The whole John Campbell/nude/sock-puppet image is a persistent one... the worst thing is that I'm pretty sure he'd enjoy that, waving it around for emphasis, thumping on the desk to illustrate a point...

Posted by: phreq at January 26, 2005 08:02 AM

Have to quickly admit now that haven't actually ever listened to the rock. Someone told me that they are owned by the same people as Channel Z so that might have been one reason for them changing channel z as the rock was similar.

Posted by: Chelle at January 26, 2005 05:56 PM

I'm wondering about The Edge, actually. I haven't listened to them much except on car trips out of Z's range...

Posted by: phreq at January 27, 2005 09:57 AM


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