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bruce-ti
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PostSubject: Today Tonight   Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:03 pm

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In regards to all the 'hoon' episodes recently I sent them an email:


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I would like to thank you for generalising all car enthusiasts as hoons. You don't do articles on the car enthusiasts (sorry I forgot to use the right word, hoon) that raise thousands of dollars for charity each year, only to be harrassed by the police.

It would be prudent of you to note to viewers that most of the footage you used in a recent article are from overseas (in regards to the drifting). The video with the white S14 drifting is from Japan, not Adelaide.

You would find if you spent some time with the majority of enthusiasts you will find a positive culture that keeps youth from doing drugs or crime.

I don't expect a reply, your media group seems happy to paint all car enthusiasts with the same brush, creating a form of social discrimination against a minority that is easily targetted. I hope that you find the time (even though it won't get you ratings) to provide some articles with a semblence of jounalistic integrity. I think the day we see that, will also be the day we see pigs fly.
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Dear Jaye,

Gee, hoped we'd escape the wrath of the intellectual giants of the drifting persuasion, but you've got us. Sorry we hate kids being killed on the road. Sorry that mess on Magill Road was a bit of a downer. Sorry we think some idiots try to emulate those deep and meaningful movies like "The Fast and Furious". Sorry we showed stuff that's not in Adelaide ... sorry the rest of the world is available to our youth on YouTube. Sorry we raised the subject of off-road facilities for the enthusiasts to race /drift/drag/etc safely. Can't help there's no facility in Adelaide. Try the Minister and see how you go.

Sorry you haven't grown up yet. You probably will, one day.


Graham Archer

Producer | Today Tonight
Not very happy, my reply:


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Dear Graham,



I guess your a little sore about someone questioning your journalistic integrity. You just showed your incredible lack of maturity and professional standards by replying that manner. You don't hate 'kids' being killed on the road, you relish the opportunity to present a biased an uninformed fairytale. The mess on Magill road was sad, but it is unfair to paint all people of the same age in the same way. You presented video footage as if it was in Adelaide, that is poor journalistic practices.



Sorry you haven't developed the maturity or professionalism to reply to criticism. Good luck with your below standard story time and 'helping your average aussie battler' spins. I hope you eventually find some stories to present that will actually benefit the community, not act as the wart on the kitteh end of Adelaide.



Yours sincerely,

Jaye
Assholes.



This is from one of the ANTRX boys. The same response was given to someone on Nissan Silvia.com
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:23 pm

And they still haven't had a decent story since. So I guess the odds are that pigs will fly first. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:34 am

bloody hell!! Typical of Today Tonight though. I haven't watched that show in years as i can't stand the one-sided stories or the b/s that they claim

Its a shame that so many people watch and believe the lies that come out of that show

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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:05 am

We have channel 7 and Derrin Hinch with his show that was a fore runner to Today Tonight to thank for all of this...Its sad to see A Current Affair go down the same road when it used to be worth watching. I thought the news was meant to be subjective, not objective...
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:15 am

funny response to the letter. but serously, would you expect anything different.

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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 am

typical low life idiots that just want good ratings and to go up in the world by telling bullshit
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:40 am

Thats what most of the stuff you see on TV is, a big steaming pile of bulllshit.
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:50 am

I gotta say old mate who wrote the letter intially abosolutly owned him and sounded way more inteligent than mr a current afair.
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:15 pm

I call bullshite on the reply.
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PostSubject: Re: Today Tonight   Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:25 pm

They are so self centred and arrogant about modified cars and "hoons" that they wont even listen to a reasonable and intellegent letter about the subject.

Sounds to me like they dont care if they are hurting reputations or generalising all car enthusiests into a real minority group of idiots who ruin it for all of us.

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