TV’s loose ap­proach to tim­ing gets a serve, as do broad­cast­ers with sloppy pro­nun­ci­a­tion

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Wrestling with the truth

from Bren­dan Wil­liams, Li­ly­dale TO G. Aarons, who says he found his fiveyear-old watch­ing World Cham­pi­onship Wrestling (I sus­pect you mean WWE), you’re right. It’s not real: it’s scripted. Guess what? So are the ma­jor­ity of shows on tele­vi­sion! I also watch Su­per­nat­u­ral but that doesn’t mean I think ghosts are real. Un­like you, wrestling fans know that the E in­WWE­s­tands for en­ter­tain­ment. No­body’s pre­tend­ing it’s real, so stop try­ing to prove how in­tel­li­gent you are and just let your son en­joy it.

Elo­cu­tion for Ed­die

from Jac­que­line, email ED­DIE McGuire would have to be the worst per­pe­tra­tor of the gross mis­use of the word ‘‘Austraya’’ and be­comes ex­tremely ir­ri­tat­ing when he con­tin­u­ally re­peats him­self on Hot Seat. Doesn’t he re­alise the ter­ri­ble ex­am­ple he is set­ting for chil­dren and adults alike by con­don­ing this ridicu­lous mis­pro­nun­ci­a­tion of the name of our coun­try?

Karl is too cold

from M. Day, St Leonards WHY does Chan­nel 9 in­sist on fea­tur­ing Karl Ste­fanovic in Ran­dom Acts of Kind­ness? The other two pre­sen­ters have em­pa­thy and warmth. Ste­fanovic doesn’t. He spoils a good show.

Time for a body count

from Linda Zute­nis, Rowville I AGREE with Dis­ap­pointed Mum re­gard­ing the early-evening ad­ver­tis­ing for grue­some crime shows. From 7pm on­wards we suf­fer that ridicu­lous blood­thirsty voiceover whis­per­ing about hor­rific crimes ac­com­pa­nied by shock­ing pic­tures, all on at a time when the kids are still watch­ing their shows. Chan­nel 10 is by far the worst of­fender. There must be a reg­u­la­tory body that should be made to bring th­ese sta­tions into line. There is enough hor­rific crime in real life without rev­el­ling in it on TV, and if they must, at least leave the kids out of it.

Seven must think we’re stupid

from Ian, Mor­well WHAT a sur­prise. Chan­nel 7 played funny bug­gers with its live OzLotto draw last week (ad­ver­tised as 8.30pm) and made sure we were sub­jected to a pudgy, sweaty John Howard on All Saints un­til nearly 9pm be­fore the draw ac­tu­ally took place. This prac­tice sim­ply alien­ates view­ers.

Not enough spooky stuff

from Laura, Pak­en­ham I AMa fan of Su­per­nat­u­ral and I can’t wait un­til 9.40pm Mon­day nights, but Good News Week al­ways goes over­time. When 9.40pm comes I switch on the TV and GNW is still on and has at least 10 min­utes to go. Canada screens Su­per­nat­u­ral many times dur­ing the day, two days a week. Why does Aus­tralia only have it once a week? from Gavin An­der­son, Bur­wood East ROSE­MARY Ash­ton of Men­tone, surely you jest? 3AW’s Steve Mur­phy is only a ‘‘breath of fresh air’’ if you’ve never heard/in­haled the words ‘‘you know’’ be­fore. Imag­ine Sun­day

3AW is tor­ture for the ears

din­ner with him, Kevin Bartlett’s false teeth clack­ing and John Michael’s ‘‘ob­scene phone call’’ breath­ing. Then we ad­journ to watch all the re­porters with speech im­ped­i­ments on 60 Min­utes. Aaaaaargh!! Bring on ra­dio for the deaf.

Bring back the an­tiques

from Ann, Drouin THANKS for noth­ing Chan­nel 9, tak­ing off one of the best shows, An­tiques Road­show, and re­plac­ing it with an­other hour of noth­ing news ( This Af­ter­noon). If we want to get the news and cur­rent af­fairs we watch news at 6pm and then ACA.

Rove’s an easy ride for Rudd

from Michael Scotts, McCrae IT CER­TAINLY wouldn’t be dif­fi­cult for Prime Min­is­ter Kevin Rudd to get an easy ride on TV show Rove. You couldn’t get a more syco­phan­tic, left-wing host nor a more Laborlov­ing au­di­ence un­less it was on the ABC. Now if only there was a TV show that didn’t have a bias and would ask Mr Rudd real prob­ing ques­tions.

For whom the siren tolls

from Mimi Maguire, Murrumbeena I THOUGHT Chan­nel 7’s Fri­day night foot­ball re­play was sup­posed to be shown on a one-hour de­lay. How come the re­play ends 75 min­utes af­ter the fi­nal siren?

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