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Friday, June 13, 2003
 
ON MONDAY NIGHT'S Late Night Live a cosy stroke-fest between the Gastropod and two former Auntie heavy-weights, Bob Raymond and Tim Bowden.

Raymond, the founding producer of Four Corners when that was ground-breaking stuff for Australia, stepped outside the zone.

I regret, he said in Uncle's paraphrase, that the distinction between reporting and commentary has been lost in much of the ABC's news and current affairs programming.

He needs re-educating.

No wonder Bob Raymond only got the OAM. Not enough commentary for social change to win him Auntie's backing.