Worst Media Connections

Lots of worst relevant media this weekend, despite the new editor of The west not being announced. I think they want to make sure that staff morale has really hit rock bottom first.

The Inglewood internet cafe with the crazy Jesus motif was featured heavily in The West Saturday when the proprietor (Henk) found copious Firepower records in a second hand computer. Supposed editor material Gary Asshead was hitting it hard.

In the Sunday Times (I saw a free copy), The Don’t arf Penn, one of TWOP’s first ever posts was featured. The hideous Penninsular Tavern is going to be redeveloped into a glitzy (ie hideous) glass pub and shops complex. The Times is claiming that Maylands will become the new Subiaco. Really. After what they did to Subiaco, do we really want that?

Now I know no-one reads the West’s letters page these days. Why would you when you can get a superior brand of crackpot here at TWOP? But last week Teh ‘Rage Cohen had a letter in saying that Gerard Henderson had got it wrong, and journos weren’t communists. He got a reply exposing him and his cadres on Saturday. Why does The West continue to buy in trash from total knob-heads like Gerard Henderson? At least paul Murray is home grown garbage.

There was some Murray news on the weekend when restaurant reviewer Broadfield encountered Teh Paul at a Japanese restaurant. Apparently Murray was also there in the role of food critic for some gourmet rag. Having read Murray, I have always got the impression that his taste buds would be in his arse if anywhere. In true paul Murray tradition, can we expect some extensive cutting and pasting from Broadfield’s piece? I also found it highly amusing that Murray couldn’t type the word “piss” last week, while Alston had no trouble penning “fart”. P-ss weak Paul.

Also, The Worst of Perth brother can just be seen in the ad for Shane Warne in West mag, despite being darkened in photoshop.


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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52 Responses to Worst Media Connections

  1. Bento says:

    I’m disappointed Nurry would allow his objectivity to be compromised by actually eating at the restaurant he was reviewing.


  2. Snuff says:

    Who could forget ? Is that a question ?

    I could, but I’ll never forget that Maxine didn’t just stand against him, she kicked his arse. What was that phrase, Bento ?


  3. Grrr says:

    They’re upgrading The Penn?

    I bags the astroturf from the front.


  4. The (Don’t half) Penn has been sold to big property group. I don’t remember which one. It is to be more razed than upgraded, with the astroturf being sown with salt.


  5. David Cohen says:

    Man. Dissed by a letter writer in The West. I hang my head in shame.

    Aren’t all election runs (except for some notable exceptions in the last state election) frenzied??


    • Bento says:

      Huh, who would’ve guessed informed, intelligent professionals with an interest in current affairs and social issues would go into an arena where they could influence such matters? And these same informed, intelligent people have a tendency to lean left.

      Well I never.


  6. Dissed by someone who is defending Gerard Henderson. That’s gotta sting.


  7. skink says:

    he who lives by the sword…


  8. Rolly says:

    I doubt that Eion Cameron would take kindly to ‘Outrage’ not mentioning him by name.
    He does so love to hold the high ground.
    What I like about the criticism that gets fired at the ABC in respect to alleged bias is that it comes in almost equal proportions from the Left, Right and Centre; so, being frequently in error, they’re doing it quite equinanimously.


  9. Vic Demised says:

    “equinanimously” Rolly? Does that mean they’re doing it with horses?

    “equitably” would suffice


    • Frank Calabrese says:

      Mr Demised,

      Did you see Today’s Inside Cover about the search for people who either created, operated or have in the possession Perth’s best loved costumed characters which they are seeking for an upcoming display marking 50 years of TV in WA, which is being held at the non wheelchair accessible Fremantle History Museum ?

      I’m sure they’d love your war stories involving the case of the locked Flapper head and the rabbit hiding in Fat Cat’s mouth and the demise of Percy Pengquin’s inner self :-)


      • Vic Demised says:

        Thanks for the tip, Frank. I’m onto it. No doubt LA will be there with his camera, as there are bound to be some awful sights.


    • Rolly says:

      No, V D, it’s far too short and doesn’t have the appropriate cadence to it.
      Mrs. Malaprop Rules. OK?!


  10. ratbag23 says:

    What’s wrong with Subiaco? It’s a nice enough place now for the well-heeled, the sort of person who doesn’t object to paying to park at Coles. It’s a lot better than it was 25-30 years ago.

    Jeez, Lazy Aussie, is there truly anything you like about Perth, or anywhere in the whole place you don’t want to run down? Why don’t you go and live in Singapore or somewhere like that?


  11. rhubarb says:

    STAFF MEMO: Good to see Cronin’s got his finger on the pulse.

    From: Bob Cronin
    Sent: Friday, 27 February 2009 6:26 PM
    To: West CCI
    Subject: Style
    I have previously said “due to” is not to be used when we mean “because of” and that a question mark cannot be used in a continuing sentence eg “What are you doing?” he asked.
    I do not send out these memos to improve my typing skills.
    And had I not been recently to workplace behaviour training I could become nasty.
    Bob Cronin


  12. skink says:

    and any news on why they continue to encourage starting a par with a conjunction?


  13. Frank Calabrese says:

    Hmm Sattler is advocating the murder of an elected (however corruptly) leader of a Country – this is tantamount to Trason.



  14. Frank Calabrese says:

    Perth Radio Ratings are out, and it don’t look good for the good ship 6PR :-)

    Click to access perth109.pdf


    • Frank Calabrese says:

      I should point out that they’ve changed the methodology by restricting ratings diaries to 1 per household.

      Only one survey diary will be permitted to be filled out in any one household, in a move designed to promote even greater sampling accuracy.

      Nielsen, cautioned that “significant changes had been made to the research methodology used” for ratings and strongly recommended “cautious comparisons be made”.



  15. skink says:

    from the Crikey anonymous tip bucket:

    “Rumour is that Paul Armstrong, former editor of the West Australian, is going to work as Treasurer Troy Buswell’s new media adviser.”

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry


  16. Bill O'Slatter says:

    Doesn’t the Liberal Party look after it’s own even if they are completey freakin neutered. Least it means the line up at the Weld Club friday night pissup remains unchanged.


  17. skink says:

    and talking about a political party not looking after their own, I see that Jaye Radisich has crossed over to the dark side and is now CEO of the Council of Small Businesses.

    was she in the right party?



  18. David Cohen says:

    Yes, Frank’s more blue ring than blue rinse…


  19. Slanderer says:

    You should have heard Radisich on Radio National Breakfast this morning. Talk about not having done her homework, not being on top of her brief, cliche, etc, etc. Small business must be wondering, heck, hmm, what would small business wonder?


  20. Finally new editor for the West for us to whinge about.


  21. Rolly says:

    “Group editor in chief Bob Cronin said McCarthy was highly regarded in the newspaper industry throughout Australia……..”

    Who bloody well cares what the incestuous bastards think of their own clones; what matters is whether or not he’ll be able to resurrect the paper from the ashes of it’s own irrelevance.


  22. Matt J says:

    “Maylands will be the next Subi” was the advertising slogan from 1930s real eastate sellers. See Battye Library lot adverts.


  23. skink says:

    I heard on Saturday that The Worst had contacted a friend over east, a former CoS at the West, and invited him to apply. He declined.

    McCarthy has been the only name mentioned in relation to the job for some months, yet they dithered about appointing him. Why didn’t they announce it at the Press Club two weeks ago?

    It suggests that either:

    a. he didn’t really want the job and they have been twisting his arm


    b. they didn’t really want him, and have been waiting in vain hoping that someone better might apply.


    • Bill O'Slatter says:

      or News Ltd embargoed the position. i.e. if you take it up you won’t be coming back. McCarthy won’t be coming back.


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