Having just returned from England I have to say I am disgusted at Australia’s media. Not only is it one-sided; news that is 3 weeks old is being reported as new, sexism is rife and don’t get me started on the negativity and irresponsible comments being made.
Like most people I like to watch the news in the morning while having my breakfast. Recently I had to change the channel as ABC Breakfast started reporting nearly word for word what was front page news in England’s newspapers 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately I switched the channel to channel 10’s Breakfast show just in time to hear their male host call someone a “twat” for wearing a helmet while skiing. This was at 7:30am! The time when children are getting ready for school. Way to encourage kids to wear helmets guys.
I had already gotten disgusted with the Southern Cross Media Radio station the day before as they started a negativity campaign against an actress’ comment that she was still open to the idea of having children at 47. Then there is the ever present sexism issue. As I am typing this Sunrise is cutting to images of a male model to “distract” their viewers from comments made by Kochie, and being rather blatant about it.
Am I wrong in thinking that Australia’s media has gone down the tubes? What happened to the days when the news was accurate, impartial and current? When did the media decide that being negative about someone’s personal life was appropriate behaviour, let alone making disparaging comments about safety? We have already discussed the blatant sexism in media, so I will refrain from commenting about that. But Splatfriends, are you as disgusted as I am in Australia’s media? Most importantly, what can we do about it? I have already phoned channel 10 and made a complaint about their hosts inappropriate language and downright scary comments.