The 9pm Edict

The 9pm Edict is a podcast looking at the news, presented from my own idiosyncratic perspective.

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What’s it all about?

Most news outlets give me the shits. I don’t care about some golfer’s sex life or Tony Abbott’s penis. I don’t need to be told some event is “shocking”. I’ll experience my own genuine emotional reaction once I learn the facts. Or not.

I don’t want news explained in childish terms like Snowmageddon, even if President Barack Obama invented the word.

I don’t give a flying fuck about sport.

And I certainly don’t want to live in the paranoid land of the Hallucinating Goldfish. As Crikey‘s Bernard Keane put it, our political journalism is mired in a sort of “perpetual present” in which what happened two days ago, let alone two years ago, is forgotten.

As I see and read and hear more news through the course of the day, and as the second or third glass of wine is drunk, my Twitter stream fills with complaints and anger and snark.

By the end of the day I’m stabby.

I’d like to share that stabbiness.

[Credits: The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian, Edict fanfare by neonaeon, all from The Freesound Project. Photograph of Stilgherrian taken 29 March 2009 by misswired, used by permission.]

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