HOW TO GET OUR ATTENTION ON TV
It probably won’t offend him, but, prior to reading Sarah Blake’s article, I hadn’t heard of American TV host John Oliver (“Last week’s new normal is a concern”, 25/2).
Unsurprisingly Mr Oliver spouted the customary denunciation of Donald Trump as an “aberration,” “a terrible person,” and presiding over an “unfolding disaster in the White House.”
However, the TV host, from a galaxy far, far away also had Barnaby Joyce in his sights, as well as Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, and its pathway to same-sex marriage. Mr Oliver, were you seeking a hyperbolic announcement to the world of your existence in TV land, you’d have done better with “that lovely guy in the White House, namely President Trump”. Now that would have garnered more headlines. ROSEMARY O’BRIEN