typing is not activism….

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60 Minutes less square than 4Corners. WTF??

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Pulp Friction did in 16 minutes what 4Corners unfortunately failed to do in one hour – cut through a lot of bullshit and get to one heart of the pulp mill matter. I have not previously heard of Liam Bartlett and although I feel there was plenty more depth that the story could have plumbed he is to be congratulated and I would be very interested to see whether he follows the matter further, whether on tv or in print.

Third generation fisherman John Hammond is a legend. Whether he has a financial stake in the fishery he is protecting really does not undercut his commonsense approach in any way. It was just great to hear somebody talking about the interdependence and needs within complex ecosystems. Similarly it was fantastic to see Bob Brown speak on national tv without some shitforbrain news anchor insinuating with cynical eyebrow back-announcement the possibility that he may be a goatfucking rabid commie satanist. The man’s a national treasure.

It was equally nice to see the kid gloves more or less taken off for his Royal Thrombosisness, as Lennon was chased at walking speed from corporate corridors to company car, insisting that any notion that he should have to answer questions is simply rude. Furthermore, the fact that he sped off just as the question of his relationship with Gunns was popped was a nice, if somewhat staged, touch.

The media follow-up which 4Corners sadly failed to produce may yet make a half-ass attempt to will itself into existence this week. Fingers crossed, breath unheld.

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Written by typingisnotactivism

August 5, 2007 at 10:36 pm

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  1. Ah missed it… ASHAMED to say where my attention was focussed… have read transcript now (ta) & feel somewhat redeemed. 60 minutes, eh? Who’d have thunk…

    Capital Ideas

    August 6, 2007 at 11:07 am

  2. I know!! I thought that they’d have focussed on the fact that many animals living in old growth forests are unemployed single parents who don’t support The War On Terror (TWOT).

    typingisnotactivism

    August 6, 2007 at 11:19 am


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