Americanisation of everything, even Crikey

Crikey readers have their say on the election -- and Annabel Crabb.

US election coverage is out of control

Roger Kelly writes: Re. “Rundle: at the democratic heart, we wait for common sense” (yesterday). Guys — and I cringe as I write this; I know what you’ll say — but I feel that the presence of the USA in all media has gotten quite out of proportion, insidiously and without any seeming question.

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5 thoughts on “Americanisation of everything, even Crikey

  1. CML

    Have to agree, Roger. Reporting on the US (especially the presidential election) is out of control.
    Very disappointed with Crikey yesterday – TWO editions, no less!! Do you even have that following our own Federal Election?

  2. [email protected]

    More than 70% of our commercial television offerings each week are from the US and like so many Australians I am over it. To make it worse most of these programs are either excessively violent, vulgar or vacuous (or all three) adding to the overall dumbing down affect on our population. When will the (any) Federal Government stop pretending that commercial television stations are genuinely complying with our local content laws and do something about it. Or are they too frightened of the perceived power of the media barons?

  3. Bill Hilliger

    Hear, hear Roger Kelly. It even affects our everyday language nowadays.

  4. Mk8adelic

    Couldn’t agree more. It’s the same with natural disasters – thousands get killed in worse natural disasters in other parts of the world and it gains scant attention. However, if some disaster hits the US we never hear the end of it.

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