Morn­ing TV just for laughs

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

I dis­agree with He­len Razer that we (ABC peo­ple or “the white knowl­edge class”) are now laugh­ing at our­selves as we watch Get Krack!n (“Kate minds”, Septem­ber 9-15). Surely no­body with in­tel­lec­tual pre­ten­sions is watch­ing Kochie in the morn­ing?

No, I thought not! No, for mine, with the mock­ing of break­fast tele­vi­sion we are still laugh­ing at “the other”, in this case the as­pi­ra­tional bo­gan un­aware of its taste­less­ness. He­len’s point about the en­dan­ger­ment of the white think­ing class is well made though. You can feel the de­cline.

– Mark Stacey, via email

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