Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It was perhaps inevitable that someone would lose his -- in this case her -- job over the decidedly unfunny Chaser skit:
In a statement, ABC managing director Mark Scott says Amanda Duthie has been removed from her position after a review of the process which led to the skit being broadcast.

"Where staff are concerned about the potential for satirical material to cause harm they should refer the matter to the next level of management. In this instance, the Head of Arts, Entertainment and Comedy reviewed the segment and did not refer it up," he said.

"This was an error of judgement."
The comedy professionals who wrote and performed the skit are guilty of more serious and direct errors of judgement and should also be sacked.


Anonymous nic said...

Actually, she still has her 'job' so to speak, she is still the Head of Arts and Entertainment.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Yep, she was lateraled as should be the writers and performers of the skit. They could do documentaries or maybe weather.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Mehaul said...

No one gets the sack in the public service. Watch for her to resurface with minimum fuss to the furniture.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous DARRYL MASON said...

Interesting. Calling for people whose politics you disagree with to be sacked. You sound like some kind of Evil Pagan Lefty.

8:35 PM  

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