Following this typical shamelessly dishonest story on Nine’s A Current Affair last night – in which they got a video of someone auditioning to be “The Stig” on their own network, and then pretended it was a “hoon” they needed the public’s help to “catch” – I think it’s about time that the ABC broadcast Frontline again.
For a little while in the early 1990s, the current affair shows were shamed into almost reporting current affairs – but they’ve long since gone back to their old cheap tricks. I think they need to be mocked for them again.
UPDATE THURSDAY: The next day follow up? Nine pretends it withheld the driver’s name to give him a chance to “explain” himself (without calling him before it went to air to do anything of the sort), and then gets the NSW police to claim they’re going to charge him, despite it being statute-barred. And Seven had some fun blaming it on the Channel Nine Top Gear program that it was originally for.
Do you think they’ll drop it now? Or will there be another instalment tonight?