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A current affair is one of those shows with anything but 'current
affairs' Unless of course you care about that person that got ripped
off by their insurance company because they didn't read the small print
or you're actually interested in the stories that a current affair uses
to make sure you watch their channels and not the other channels shows.
If you were to combine the entire crew of A Current Affair's common
sense and logic, you would have less common sense than what your
average garden gnome does. Information about the war? Politics? Crime?
Well there is crime on the show, but only if its your unruly
neighbourhood teenagers causing all the trouble. Murder? Rape? No way!
Not on a current affair.
Oh and I so loved the story about the latest sunglasses in style. That story certainly was a 'current affair'
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This is even more rubbish on Australian television. This is not really news, Just like today and tonight, almost every episode of this show seems to center on revolting, nasty white trash with no redeeming qualities or intelligence. On this show, each night you get to see them beat each other up, swear at each other, see reporters harass and stalk people and see hoons burn out their tyres. The show doesn't ever seem to deliver any real insight into whatever topic it reports on, and besides nearly never reporting on subjects that actually affect people's lives it seems to relish in exploiting legions of beer swilling, racist, drunken morons and their ridiculous affairs. The show is almost jerry springer without crowds of people laughing in the background. Oh wait, this show IS jerry springer without the background audiences clapping or cheering on. This show manages to just show off the worst of Australian society while being as subtle as a jackhammer, and being as tasteless and sensationalistic as journalism can get. For example, the one common story that appears usually every month in this show are neighborhood wars, where we get to witness an endless onslaught of profanity, stupidity and violence. What is anyone supposed to take away form this? This show is not only tasteless and irrelevant, but its boring. Its simply too shallow and narrow minded to be interesting or entertaining. A current affair is just simply a trash reality television show pretending to be journalistic or important.
The hilarious CNN send up show CNNNN set-up A Current Affair perfectly
their A Chaser Affair sketches. Here is pretty much what an over-view of
show would be...
Tonight on A Current Affair, we make the dodgy builder who rips off the aussie battler pay. Then we show you the new miracle drug which can help you loose your celluite fat. Plus we will show you the footage of our fat kids that these Lebanese construction workers didn't want you to see!
A Current Affair was a typical clone of all of the Current affairs shows in Australia. Stories were frequently the same with a few different details. This nightly current affairs show was made of dodgy businessmen, miracule drugs, battlers who are being picked on by the authorities and anything that gives them a chance to show some gratuitious nudity or senseless violence. The only thing worth tuning in for was the weekly segments made by John Clarke and Bryan Dawe. Highly satrical mock interviews, characteristic of John Clarke's style make ACA worth watching (or atleast tuning in for the last 5 minutes).
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