Thursday, January 26, 2012

Keep Those Whispers Coming

FROM deep inside the fetid bowels of Fairfax World Headquarters, a shtum survivor pours out his heart to a Bunyip:
We have another new columnist, Martin McKenzie-Murray. We describe him as "a regular contributor", but that is not all he is. He has spent his entire post-uni career spinning for Labor ministers and Labor schemes.
The Billabong's informant wonders, but only rhetorically, why editors responsible for processing McKenzie-Murray's columns have so far denied readers any hint of the writer's background and sympathies. Then comes a sarcastic suggestion that complaints should be lodged with the "excuses editor", a reference to Judy Prisk, who was appointed to handle complaints about inaccuracy, bias, and propaganda presented as news -- complaints, in other words, about all the sins that make Silly and Phage the travesties they are.

Fat chance of getting any satisfaction from Ms Prisk.


  1. You're on fire prof, where is all the energy coming from?

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.January 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Ah Professor, on the bright side, we now have a neologism of sorts - a way of expressing the tut-tutting and evasion that you get for having the temerity to bother a biased person about bias: Prisk-Prisking.

  3. Yes, but does she, after a few libations, become more prisky?