ABC1 weather reports – what’s going on?

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 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 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 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 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 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 Ivan76 10:47 am 29 Jul 09

I never knew newsreaders had such an avid following.

I-filed 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.

DHMO DHMO 6:44 am 29 Jul 09

MC has always irritated me. His stupid hand waving had decreased when I last saw him. Why do we need anyone its the weather just another item. Craig or Virginia do it well. I now switch over to SBS.

Duke Duke 10:02 pm 28 Jul 09

Anna Key said :

I always thought that VH’s liking of Carmody is like Mike Moore in Frontline with the Friday funny guy. Yes, I’m sure she says he likes him (at least according to an ABC press release).

Also, VH no longer appears to be wearing a ring. Is it because she never wore one or is there a bit of Canberra gossip to be explored?

LOLOL – well done Anna. Whenever I see the Mark Carmody sign off I always think of Frontline and Mike Moore!

“Ahhh our Friday night funny man, Elliot Rhodes, he’s done it again!”

Anna Key Anna Key 9:09 pm 28 Jul 09

I always thought that VH’s liking of Carmody is like Mike Moore in Frontline with the Friday funny guy. Yes, I’m sure she says he likes him (at least according to an ABC press release).

Also, VH no longer appears to be wearing a ring. Is it because she never wore one or is there a bit of Canberra gossip to be explored?

pptvb pptvb 5:56 pm 28 Jul 09

paperboy said :

Mr Evil said :

I quite like Mr Carmody – at least he doesn’t look like an failed accountant reading the weather.

Still, it’s a pity he’s not as hot as Sara Groen! 🙂

From what I’ve read, I don’t think Sara would be interested in a MR evil.

OH NO….Say it isn’t so!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:19 pm 28 Jul 09

antycbr said :

I also find it fascinating that the laptop is locked to the desk with a Kensington Lock

Apparently you can’t trust Virginia Haussegger, even when she knows she’s being filmed.

flynnite flynnite 2:45 pm 28 Jul 09

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.

Ceej1973 Ceej1973 2:19 pm 28 Jul 09

My theory is that he is RAS-ing in from home, and has his living room set up like a studio. Thats why he hasnt mentioned the ” cold rides” into work of late.

paperboy paperboy 1:42 pm 28 Jul 09

Mr Evil said :

I quite like Mr Carmody – at least he doesn’t look like an failed accountant reading the weather.

Still, it’s a pity he’s not as hot as Sara Groen! 🙂

From what I’ve read, I don’t think Sara would be interested in a MR evil.

antycbr antycbr 1:15 pm 28 Jul 09

Peewee Slasher said :

If VH ever uses the laptop on her desk during the news, I’ll be surprised.

I also find it fascinating that the laptop is locked to the desk with a Kensington Lock – surely the laptop is one of the cheapest items you could possibly steal in a fully equipped, High Definition broadcast studio?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 12:32 pm 28 Jul 09

Wellington Sludge…

My recommendation is that you score a life.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 12:30 pm 28 Jul 09

If VH ever uses the laptop on her desk during the news, I’ll be surprised.

b2 b2 12:29 pm 28 Jul 09

the new canberra studio is automated, much like other news rooms around the country. I hope that Mark does return to the studio though, his comments to Virginia are fantastic.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 12:27 pm 28 Jul 09

punkarella said :

I think he is just a tad eccentric however.

You say that as if it’s a bad thing.

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