Sunday, May 22, 2005

David quiets a Goliath

Today on the Insiders David Marr, Virginia Trioli and Piers Akerman were Barry's studio guests.
One of the Goliaths of bullying Piers Akerman was visibly uncomfortable.

David's presence on the couch-of-the-left raised fear in Piers, who at times was unable to comment from under his jauntily tied sweater to defend himself or his right-wing spew.

Piers managed a pathetic bitchslap under the rolling credits at the end of the show...thank you David Marr!

Now if we can only get David to quiet Insider Goliath #2 - Andrew Bolt.


Blogger weezil said...

Sweater? I thought A Rank Premise was off to see Hitchhiker's... thought he had his towel with him. :D

However, we can all be deadly confident that Piers is not a hoopy frood... and he hasn't a clue of what a towel IS, much less where his is at...

9:49 pm  
Blogger adam said...

Ah Suki, I'm jealous. I love the Insiders, but never get up early enough for it. Not to suggest that I have a life -- I'm just lazy.

But increasingly, the reasons I watch (apart from getting to see heroes David Marr and Virginia Trioli), is to see Bolty and Piers. I think I dislike them so much that I love them, or something. Like the day after the fed election. Bolt was niggling away as smugly as ever, and Virginia just snapped "oh shut UP Andrew". She's hot.

Keep on!

2:16 pm  
Blogger suki said...

I have to admit that the Insiders is usually on in the background.
I only sit still at 9:30 when 'talking pictures' comes on and if, as on Sunday, there's a new guest to create a new dynamic.
And when that new dynamic ruffles the off-to-the-right-chair-person with their feet on the only turd brown square of the designer rug I pay particular attention!

7:38 pm  
Blogger adam said...

Suki -- are you, like me, a closeted David Marr enthusiast?

Apparently there's been a couple of quality stouches between Marr and Bolt on Insiders (see Crikey for transcripts if you're truly sad.)

Its great to have someone on your side in the media who can win any argument and cut down the Bolts, Pierses and assorted other righty dickfaced shitknuckles with ease and - how you say? - savoir-faire.

He needs to start a cultish "Institute" like Gerald Henderson.

12:09 pm  
Blogger suki said...

Yes, I am a David Marr enthusiast.
Just for fun, I read the archived Mediawatch stuff as I miss my weekly dose of Marr.
I met David at a Balmain anti-censorship rally and he has a formidable presence -
and blunt.
Except for the tall and charismatic parts, I am a lot like him...:O

5:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suki, I note with interest your assessment of David Marr and its absolute contrast with Piers Ackerman: Short, a charisma vacuum, dull, and the only blunt thing about him is his shape.

I'm a fan of David's too since the Media Watch days, and he was raised significantly in my view after the he wrote the "Dark Victory" book with Marian Wilkinson.



8:54 pm  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Yeah... but, I don't know, I've only caught the last two editions of Insiders, and they do shout the righties down before they get to make the omplete asses of themselves they really are. I'd prefer it if the lefties would shoosh and let the righties have their say - and then let them have it.

9:29 pm  
Blogger suki said...

You, me and adam can start a fan club.

It must be a leftist habit...
The girl-child giggles as she calls me and says,
"Mama that deadshit (Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman, Gerard Henderson) you like to argue with is on the TV...hurry up or you'll miss him...oh you're too slow...I'll shout at him for you!"

I find I have the least patience for the straw man argument. It is overused, intellectually lazy and even more commonly left unchallenged.

I just wish I could move faster and catch them all. The girl-child's good, but lacks real passion.

10:37 pm  
Blogger The IVD said...

Marr is a hard act to follow in the MW host chair.

Even though I must put in a vote for Stuart Littlemore as the gun Media Watch host of all time.

Liz is doing well so far.

12:44 am  
Blogger weezil said...

I haven't lived in Australia long enough to have basked in the glories of Littlemore... or at least I wasn't hooked on MW before he stopped presenting it. Been here since 10/96.

I am most definitely a Marrist. I have in fact been to the mountain and had a very bad picture taken with the mountainous man.


It's terrible picture of both of us (and only one was taken), but fortunately, Marr looks worse than I do. :D


8:13 pm  
Blogger weezil said...

Liz is slowly fitting into the role. It took Marr a little while to get up to speed, too.

8:14 pm  
Blogger suki said...

wow, so many Marrists.
What if we all write to Barry and tell him to keep using Marr...I'll start.

10:29 pm  
Anonymous walter said...

For goodness sake, stop all this Marrist-Lemonist propaganda now!

2:39 pm  
Blogger suki said...

ha ha ha such a fit of pith...

6:38 am  

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