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Oct 7, 2009

Dial O for Outrage … How Ignoble

Simon Owens struggles to report on the Ig Nobel Awards on Melbourne's 3AW, Canwest FINALLY goes bankrupt, The Daily Tele put "moral panic" on speed dial, David Letterman's sex confessions are a ratings winner, and more news from the media.

How Ignoble. Listen here as Simon Owens on Melbourne’s 3AW yesterday morning reads out a story about the Ig Nobel Awards, but misreads it several times on air as the LG Awards. Owens then goes on to comment about a typo in the story, not noticing his own mistake.

Canwest FINALLY goes bankrupt. Finally, Canadian media giant Canwest has put itself out of its misery by going into bankruptcy with debts estimated at gross $US3.8 billion. Three weeks after selling off the Ten Network, Canwest filed for protection on Tuesday.

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One thought on “Dial O for Outrage … How Ignoble

  1. Heathdon McGregor

    Saw the ad for Mtr Saffran’s new show. Like a lot of his stuff it looks like it could be very funny or very offensive. No middle ground again, which is what makes him worth watching.

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