Archive for the 'News Room' Category

This is where we can stuff any of the news, nonsense and images we’ve drawn upon for each week’s show. Updated sporadically and aimlessly.

A triump of spin… hope it’s a triumph for world peace too…

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Willow - London
Well done to Barack Obama and his team. Let’s hope you live up to the PR of hope, the moniker “the one” and that the millions of Americans who have been glumly touring the globe feeling embarrassed about their homeland can perk up now. Let’s all hope that the subtance can live up […]

Sarah Brown gets great publicity for her return-to-work in PR

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

By Willow, London
Sorry to all you spin-artists who wanted to join our Save-Gordon’s-Bacon speechwriting competition but were foiled by technology> Please try again next time.

Anyway, even if our technology had been working, none of you would have done as fab a job as the PM’s own wife, a PR hackette who has shelved her paid […]

Is Capitalism saved?

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

 by Brian Boyd, VTHC Secretary
“The end of raw capitalism … it’s been a nightmare… the U.S. government nationalised corporate giants and now shoulders an alarming burden of responsibility for market failure… this is not what capitalism was meant to look like…  How did it come to this? 
 “The end of […]

Vlad the Spin Stunner

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

By Willow
Spin WOPPA of the Week comes from emergent spin star, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, whose claim that the war against Georgia was nothing to do with local issues, but really an attempt by the Republicans to get John McCain elected President.
“They (the Republicans) needed a small, victorious war,” he said, by way […]

Little boy knows someone TAKING a DUMP when he sees it

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Admiring the work of McCain’s aids, who announced Palin’s daughter’s pregnancy the moment Hurricane Gustav hit land.
 Realise their hand may have been forced a little bit, but still… nice work.
 That said, I don’t think it will hurt the GOP, and may in fact help.

The Spin’s Last HurraRRR - Parts I &II now up on podcast

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

One listener called it a “bittersweet” day, and I couldn’t think of a better description myself (note to Doofus, I think your writing deserves a better moniker) The Spin’s final show on Triple R was also one of its finest - mainly because we got to meet so many of you! What a fantastic crowd you […]

Podcast now up…

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Feel free to add to our list of Australia’s biggest news turnoffs.
The Spin.

Costello slaps Howard - Nation relieved it wasn’t a turkey slap

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

As Gough Whitlam prepares to turn 90, North Korea turns nasty - just as well their long-range missiles have all the technical nouse of a Mecchano set.
From Macchano to Macchiavelli, and Peter Costello - or is to suggest a Machiavellian nature to Costello’s bid for PM paying to much of a compliment to our Treasurer? […]

The winter solstice of the political soul

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Thank God for the World Cup.
The Winter Willies were threatening to swamp the Feds, what with poor IR polling, pollie payrises while petrol prices soar, backbenchers staging revolts over refugees and more embarrassment in Iraq.
John Howard relied on two fave spin moves - donning the green and gold tracky dacks and staging another petrol price […]

How to Spin two weeks underground into a lifetime of PR Gold

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

At last, the media event you’ve all been waiting for - and no, it’s not just the trapped miners being brought above ground at last, thank God.No, I’m talking about the Spin podcast returning after, well, extensive “technical difficulties.” (Okay, it was really just because certain team members had difficulties with the technology - learning […]