THEN AND NOW

With America’s blessing Athletes raised their expectations in terms of remuneration and respect. They have somehow been put in a position to demand respect without giving any. But a larger issue to me is the way the media have simultaneously lowered the standards for hero status. When Jordan re-retired last January, the sports media became … Lire la suite THEN AND NOW

NOT TO BE CRITICAL

Take a look at the general I said, « Hal, that’s football » « I know, » he said. `Im tired of baseball. » But this was worse, definitely. I was tired of baseball, tired of football, real tired of basketball, excruciatingly tired of hockey, contemptuous of boxing, downright hateful of golf and tennis, and immensely uninterested in auto racing, … Lire la suite NOT TO BE CRITICAL

WHICH IS WHY THERE ARE GOING TO BE SIX TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS

Why should television be any different? Supermarkets! Now I understood the proliferation of look-alike channels. After all, there’s no real choice among the hundreds of detergents, not when Procter &Gamble and Unilever have filled up the shelves with scores of their own brands. That was a lesson the media industry learned hard in the early … Lire la suite WHICH IS WHY THERE ARE GOING TO BE SIX TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS

MP EXPENSE RULES ‘TOO TOUGH TO RORT’

THE TRAVEL DETAILS OF STATE MPS That would not be revealed because restrictions on rorting were already tight enough, NSW Auditor General Tony Harris said yesterday. The ruling means State MPs will be not be subject to the same individual audit of their expense claims being touted for their federal colleagues. Mr Harris said he … Lire la suite MP EXPENSE RULES ‘TOO TOUGH TO RORT’