When journos and tossers meet. And record the exchange

Dr Mumbo this morning salutes (in a sarcastic way)  anti-journo journalist Kieran Adair.

Kieran didn’t like the Ten journo – who it emerges in the video had permission to be there – filming alleged fare evaders in Sydney. So he stuck his phone in the journo’s face. Who called him a tosser.

Still, Dr Mumbo is relieved. The explosion of self righteousness could have taken out half of Town Hall.

As is so often the case though, the person who comes out best is the cameraman.

But the video did make him wonder about who Kieran is. And why he sounds like he’s doing a Bondi Hipster impersonation.

Turns out he describes himself as a journo too. According to LinkedIn, he previously wrote for UNSW student publication Tharunka and is now deputy editor of a media title called City Hub.

And some of his other video pieces are hilarious.

There’s this one when he explains how subeditors are leeches:

“These editors and sub editors are just sitting there and getting rich off other people’s work.”

But Dr Mumbo most enjoys this piece of reflection on the nature of video logs:

Just for the record, Kieran… that bit where the Ten journo calls you a tosser. It’s not libel if it’s true.


  1. Geek much?
    22 May 13
    9:14 am

  2. Editors getting rich?? hahahahaha!

    I had to turn the second one off – my god, how self-indulgent and absolutely

  3. Tim Addington
    22 May 13
    9:27 am

  4. Kieran mate. Change careers. You’re clearly not suited to journalism if you are seriously asking another journalist if he has poor ethics because he’s filming people without their consent in a public place. Go back and read your media law buddy and while you’re at it have a good old think about what you’re doing.

  5. Encyclic!
    22 May 13
    10:15 am

  6. Youtube blogs, because even Channel 10 news can look down on something.

  7. Stephen Long
    22 May 13
    2:32 pm

  8. Hilly was right. That guy is a tosser.

  9. JG
    22 May 13
    2:54 pm

  10. I love the way in the vlog2 clip he disses books as “a preliminary mechanism” and in the vlog8 clip there appears to be a host of vinyl LPs behind him. On your fixie and pedal off into the sunset pal.

  11. Fez
    22 May 13
    2:59 pm

  12. Aw, someone doesn’t like having their work edited. Poor li’l feller.

    You just wait, you spell-checking fat-cats! Self-published ebooks will SHOW YOU ALL.

  13. hmmm...
    22 May 13
    3:39 pm

  14. “Kieran… from the internet”


  15. Danita
    23 May 13
    1:55 am

  16. Kieran is young and a tad self-righteous.

    But that journalist needs media training himself on how not to come across as a tosser himself, especially trying to stop Keiran filming by shoving his mike right into the lens.

    If you dish it out, you got to take it, so Ch 10 guy should have been more chilled like the camera person.

    Fare evasion is a reasonable news story and a fair one for any journo to cover.

  17. Anna
    23 May 13
    1:55 am

  18. All men are tossers – unless they have no arms!

  19. Mark
    23 May 13
    12:56 pm

  20. I couldn’t see his face, he’s got that many tickets on himself

  21. Tony
    23 May 13
    1:32 pm

  22. Let Kieran have his say. The more we see/hear the likes of him the more secure REAL journos should feel in their jobs. It’s been a while since I’ve watched someone so misinformed about a group (profession) to which he thinks he belongs.

  23. zpm
    23 May 13
    2:39 pm

  24. Did he seriously question their filming ‘without consent’ while doing exactly that himself? Facepalm! Maybe he should run for parliament with logical reasoning like that…

  25. Edwood
    23 May 13
    4:08 pm

  26. Anna. Lift.

  27. Nicky
    23 May 13
    7:29 pm

  28. Ah I miss Hilly, quality as always