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Reply to "NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn"

I can't believe you're all getting so worked up over this.

It's the Herald-Sun, fer Chrissakes... just a mere step upwards on the bottom-feeder journalistic ladder from that other (now-defunct) Melbourne bastion of fair and balanced reportage, The Truth (remember them, Peter? Or indeed anyone else in the Melbourne area over the age of about twenty-eight?)

In other words, this paper caters to the lowest common denominator. To a paper like this, tension (or better yet, intense bitterness etc) sells product.

My first thought on reading that (very truncated) piece from the Herald-Scum (oops, typo - or was it?! Roll Eyes ) was that no dates, no timeline was mentioned... (except for the "1993 breakup" of the band - hmmm, nice to see that this paper still employs sub-editors... apparently NOT). What I mean by this is that not once do we see the words "Nick Seymour said yesterday", or even "Seymour said last week." All this bitterness and indeed all of those quotes may have been taken from YEARS AGO, in other words. Scanning Peter Green's posts here, I see now that that was probably not the case, but I do agree that the headline was inflammatory and the whole focus of the article was manufactured to look like the former members of Crowded House simply hate each others' guts... after all, that kind of ****e has been selling newspapers since the Beatles broke up and probably before then.

Anyway, as they used to tell us in journalism school, "The medium is the message." The medium in this case, is a sadly-overrated tabloid rag known as the Melbourne Herald-Sun and the message, by implication, is a biased, badly-sub-edited, beat-up hack piece screaming of tabloid gee-whizzery. Annoying, yes, but hardly earth-shattering, and certainly not worth getting one's knickers in a twist over.
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