ABC1 Nine Network Videos: Chaser's War

Staging a war, Nine style.

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Like you needed another reason not to watch the Today show, but The Chaser’s War found one…

Jessica, I feel quite safe yes, and not because I’ve got these armed soldiers behind me, who were put there by your stage manager here to make it look good, I don’t need these guys here.

– Brigadier Michael Slater, responding to Jessica Rowe on the Today show asking him about how he feels about his own safety.

5 replies on “Staging a war, Nine style.”

I think this was unfair of the Chaser team. I know Jessica is a bit of a pain but she was not to know that her network execs, so keen for ratings, were going to pull such a stunt. also there was a bit of a mistake when they said that the shrubs groing behing jessica arn’t real they infact are! today is filmed in a purpouse built studio on the backlot of Channel 9 in Sydney. often you see the nine choper taking off in the background! Today is a far better program compared to that crap on channel 7!

…Though the reminder that news networks will do anything to make it feel “dramtic” was shown.One other example of this kind of action is ITV news, i mean, its such a joke now we could go though a list of what they are doing wrong. In the case of staging, they always seem to be so dramatic we want to say “BREATHE!”

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