Dr Mumbo was bemused a few weeks ago by News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt’s demands to ABC managing director Mark Scott that he be appointed the new host of Media Watch.
At the time Bolt wrote: “Don’t assume I’m not available. Hear that ripping sound? That was my contract for my Network 10 show.”
“Mark, I want you to know I stand ready to serve when your current host, Jonathan Holmes, stands down by the end of the month, as I read.”
Anyway Bolt didn’t get the gig rather Paul Barry did… but that hasn’t stop Andrew and night host Steve Price setting up their very own Media Watch.
The first episode went to air on Monday night just before the real Media Watch and it makes for well… interesting listening.
That said Dr Mumbo isn’t sure it reaches the heights of Jonathan Holmes last Monday ripping into Alan Jones, a variety of business journalists and then this broadside at Channel Ten.
You be the judge.