First interview with Fake Stephen Conroy

Screenshot from Stilgherrian Live episode 40

Episode 40 of Stilgherrian Live is now online for your viewing pleasure, including the very first interview with Fake Stephen Conroy aka Leslie Nassar.

Nassar, a Telstra employee, outed himself as FSC on Tuesday. Given that Senator Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, oversees telcos like Telstra, this created some complications. He now appears to be over the worst of what sounded like anger Tuesday night.

The phone conversation with Leslie Nassar is just over 12 minutes into the program.

Of course we also had “Cnut of the Week”…

Senators Steve Fielding (16%) and Stephen Conroy (18%) didn’t do as well as they usually did, thanks to strong competition from Telstra (20%) for supposedly mishandling the outing of Leslie Nassar. However the clear winner was the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with 45% of the votes for trying to keep their secret blacklist secret. Or something.

Personally I wouldn’t blame the public servants for implementing the silly policies of their political masters, but then you make the nominations and ultimate vote. So there it is. I am your slave.

3 Replies to “First interview with Fake Stephen Conroy”

  1. Wow — that site really doesn’t want to work. Maybe it got onto the blacklist…?

  2. @Eric TF Bat: I’ve found that Ustream can be rather… unstable in the evening hours US time. I think they pay more attention to the live streams. One day I’ll get around to archiving the recorded programs somewhere else. Yeah sure.

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