I was watching TV tonight (commercial station – Channel 10 if you’re interested). They cut to a news break. The top stories were:
- Interest rates rise (0.5% increase in the Australian cash rate)
- The latest NSW parliamentary scandal (minister arrested for alleged teen sex)
- Britney Spears files for divorce
- Some story involving half naked women that I can’t even remember
I know it’s good to know that we don’t slavishly follow the US. But surely the fact that a substantial part of the US government has just changed hands warrants a brief mention in a set of news headlines?
Side issue: I went to the Channel 10 website to check my memory – they don’t even tell you what the headlines are there! Talk about living in the dark ages.