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Pirates of the Burley Griffin
A schedule bears the same relationship to reality as Astrology.
Jessica Watson 
15th-May-2010 01:23 pm
Open Road!
First up, congratulations to an amazing young lady.

Secondly, am I the only one feeling cynical about the media's rapturous adoration now given how roundly they criticised her (and her parents) 8 months ago?
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15th-May-2010 03:55 am (UTC)
I just heard 'Our Jess' for the first time!
15th-May-2010 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that took as long as it did.
15th-May-2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Amother, a slightly more instinctive reaction, to that usage: Gah!

Edited at 2010-05-15 05:47 (UTC)
15th-May-2010 05:29 am (UTC)
It's just what the media does. It's a time-worn practice honed over centuries, if not millennia, in order to garner the most sales/attention.

It's kind of sad, really. In many things, the media is locked into these predictable paths and actions so hard they're practically on rails. It's one reason I don't read much commercial media these days - I know exactly what they're going to say and how they're going to say it before they do.
15th-May-2010 05:46 am (UTC)
True.
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16th-May-2010 02:15 am (UTC)
I guess that explains the enduring popularity of Media Watch then. :)
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