ABC Thriller stunt falls flat

Slanderer picked up that Karina Carvalho, ABC TV newsreader seemed to be making some bizarre Michael Jackson joke, even while she was reading the news about the star’s death. The hair, the thriller jacket – What gives Karina? I suppose you also had one white gloved hand grabbing your crotch? Coincidentally, MyNing also sent me in a shot of Russell Woolf impersonating one of the ghouls on the same thriller cover! These are the sort of Chaser style stunts that bring the ABC into disrepute. Show some respect ABC. Jackson hasn’t even been buried yet! Disgusting.


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31 Responses to ABC Thriller stunt falls flat

  1. kill teen angst fan boi says:

    Hardest lol I’ve had here in a while.

    Pity I didn’t watch the news the night in question. I would have found it most entertaining.

    Well done.


  2. jallenha says:

    Well on the upside Madonna has paid her respects to the Jackson family and wants to know how much they want for the kids.


    • Richarbl says:

      Maybe they put them up for auction.
      Madonna and Angelina waving their diamond encrusted cards in the air and trading foul looks as the bidding escalated would make awesome TV.
      And the kiddies get a wonderful caring home, everyones a winner.


  3. Actually Russ looks like he’s doing a Frank Thring, or even Titus Andronicus?


  4. Ljuke says:

    The sweaty forehead, the strained look, the downward gaze…


  5. Frank Calabrese says:

    Speaking of the ABC, wearing my Friends of the ABC Committee Member Hat, their annual lunch is on this Saturday at the Nedlands Yacht Club with WA State Manager Geoff Duncan as Guest Speaker.

    Tickets and information can be found here :-)


  6. David Cohen says:

    I believe I’m cleaning out my sock drawer that day, Frank.


  7. I wish I had digital radio set. Peter Rowesthorpe said red cunt instead of red kite on Russell’s show. I wonder if the audio is available somehow.


    • Frank Calabrese says:

      And what a crap “Week in review” segment with Russell Woolfe and Rob Broadfield on Stateline (catch the replay at noon tomorrow) – they both clearly didn’t want to be there and looked genuinely uninterested.

      Transcript will be up next week, but pity the ABC don’t post the video of WA’s Stateline – it’s real cringeworthy stuff.

      No wonder Carps got bitter after being dumped as host of the WA 7.30 Report when you’ve got drivel like this – and Frances Bell is WORSE than Rebecca Carmody.


      • Do you this arvo’s cunt cock up will be retreivable?


        • Frank Calabrese says:

          Alas no, unless you know someone at Aunty, or one of DFOC’s contacts at the ABC (hello Cellobella) :-) can access the logger hard drive and retrieve the audio that way. (Broadcasters have to keep recorded logs of EVERYTHING that goes to air for at least 6 months in case anyone complains).


      • Rolly says:

        I have to agree, Frank; untrained 12th. year school kids could have done a better job.

        I suspect, though, that the main problem may be in poor scripting and studio management.
        An example is that horrible armchair that the presenter sits in, which creates a slouch in the occupant, as well as the unimaginative lighting and camera angles.

        It would be obvious even to poor blind Freddy that the participants before and behind the camera are inadequately rehearsed and that the rapport amongst the production crew does not permit for spontaneity and relaxed interaction with the interviewees.

        In the Wolfe/Broadfield segment every rule of presentation appears to have been broken; they chatted to each other virtually ignoring the camera and the presenter.
        Woolfe’s ‘funnies’ were often way off target in his usual puerile fashion. Not a hint of wit in sight.

        Cringeworthy is an appropriate adjective.


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  9. The Legend 101 says:

    Poor Russel Wolf, I Russel Wolfs Lovechild is here he will be very upset this odd photo.


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