Unreal journalism

unreal juliaEarly this year, a disaster nearly befell the Australian media when Seven contemplated ditching Today Tonight.

Which would have been a pity, as it would have robbed the public of journalism like this:

When Helen Kapalos intros a report with the phrase “It’s easy to see why journalists get a bad name”, you know you’re about to watch something special.

Unreal Julia indeed.


  1. Luke
    5 Mar 13
    11:08 am

  2. This is just appalling trash.

  3. Matt O
    5 Mar 13
    11:10 am

  4. What the F&%K is this?!

  5. Brendan
    5 Mar 13
    11:12 am

  6. Maybe this is what Joe Hockey meant when he said the PMs visit to Western Sydney was a fake…

  7. Robert Gray
    5 Mar 13
    11:27 am

  8. I can’t even begin to be not surprised. Haven’t watched their shitty show (or the other one) for about 20 years.
    Journalism (as it is supposed to be done) is about reporting the news.
    Not making it.
    Not predicting it.
    Not manufacturing it.

    Dumbing down?…
    People turning off to look for interesting stuff online?

    Fat bastards in programming departments surprised?

    I give you…exhibit A

  9. Simon
    5 Mar 13
    1:50 pm

  10. Ownded at Internet. Ownded at jernalisms. Ownded at life.

  11. Paddy O'Brien
    5 Mar 13
    2:40 pm

  12. Going to go against the grain here – that’s the first quality piece I’ve seen on Today Tonight, ever. That sheila playing Julia was funny! They always fail at real journalism anyway, so should be encouraged to not take it seriously in the first place.

  13. Stef
    5 Mar 13
    2:50 pm

  14. They’re probably hoping this will go viral.

  15. tv viewer
    5 Mar 13
    3:35 pm

  16. i thought the ACA story on Hillsong Church was bad. This is worst!

    absolutely no credibility in both of these shows. why bother watching?

  17. MIck, Mordialloc
    5 Mar 13
    4:05 pm

  18. What is this shit? When are they going to do a Fake Abbott trip around the burbs for balance?
    Pack of idiots.

  19. I liked it
    5 Mar 13
    5:06 pm

  20. It was a mock up although, not dissimilar to the antics shown by the ‘real’ PM in Western Sydney…

  21. Craig
    5 Mar 13
    6:55 pm

  22. It wasn’t that bad.

    I though that actor did an almost plausible job of pretending to be a serious journalist.

  23. KP
    5 Mar 13
    9:12 pm

  24. Hmmm. So bad it was good.

  25. John
    6 Mar 13
    7:03 am

  26. That was really funny. If the Chaser had done that you’d all be laughing.