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ABC1 weather reports – what’s going on?

By Wellington Sludge 28 July 2009 27

Has anyone else noticed that the ABC1 news presenters are desperately trying to cover up the (quite obvious) fact that Mark Carmody’s weather reports are either pre-recorded, or delivered in another studio?

Tonight, after Virginia’s introduction of “foggy weather” was followed by Mark immediately mentioning the “foggy weather”, VH thanked him after the report for his confirmation of the “foggy weather”. Hmmm, we’re not stupid, we don’t need you to try and mislead us.

(And, for that matter, why has he been moved? He was off air for a week or two because of “technical developments”. Is there some new technology available, or have Virginia and the weekend guy (Craig?) finally had it with pretending to like him?)

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monomania 5:23 pm 29 Jul 09

flynnite said :

Mark Carmody is great.

I enjoyed his gardening radio program on 666 and now like watching the weather done his way and the same way lots of Aussies would do it as well.

Why do we always think a cheap knock off POM or Yank is the way to go.

I am pleased to see an Aussie accent and sense of humour.

Bet his ratings are good as well. 🙂

I also bet ladies and are lining up to give him flowers for his weather segment, just ask your mum.

There is a difference between banging on in an accent and speaking clearly. If footballers are supposed to set an example so should weather reporters. And the report is supposed to be about the weather. The level of animosity between Virginia and Mark is palpable. Mark should go back to pruning roses. Virginia can disappear up her own ego.

Peewee Slasher 2:09 pm 29 Jul 09

It kills me when people think a well spoken Aussie doing the news is banging on a Pommy voice. Worlds of difference.

Ivan76 1:54 pm 29 Jul 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Ivan76 said :

I never knew newsreaders had such an avid following.

I suggest you Google the name Melissa Theuriau. 😉

Damn,,,, can we get her to do the ABC weather?

Holden Caulfield 11:36 am 29 Jul 09

Ivan76 said :

I never knew newsreaders had such an avid following.

I suggest you Google the name Melissa Theuriau. 😉

Jivrashia 11:08 am 29 Jul 09

Loose Brown said :

Mark would no longer be sharing the same studio after the introduction of new technology.

Oh !@#?. So ABC Canberra news will be going the same way as the rest of ABC news across the nation with their “teething problem” that just won’t go away?
Up the sh*te canal as follows:
– Wrong news segment being cued
– No audio
– Mismatch of name label and person speaking (e.g. PM shown as Financial Minister Linsay Tanner)

Full details covered by Media Watch 6/7/2009.

Ivan76 10:47 am 29 Jul 09

I never knew newsreaders had such an avid following.

I-filed 8:12 am 29 Jul 09

MC is fun. Love him. He is a great foil for Virginia, who is fabulous, but does come across as a bit stuck up.

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