Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, July 09, 2003

In the course of this afternoon, ignoring the usual editorialising of Philip Adams, we have a "journalist" on PM characterising the current discussion on North Korean criminality as President Bush "corralling" support for his "posse" against North Korea, followed by old Max-weird McCutcheon cheer-leading a discussion on the impending trial of David Hicks ("David" to Max and his stroke-pals), with editorial comment between every call, all of them anti-US.

This adds up to three hours of one-eyed editorialising, unprofessional sloppiness and serial commentary between 4pm and 7pm.

How dare Minister Alston criticise these people!

STOP PRESS! A caller to Max-weird's Australia Talks Back opposes the party line! He thinks Hicks might have been fighting for a pretty grubby cause. 'That's not the point!' snaps our welcoming host.