The Gods Of Television Get In On The Egypt Gig

You have to hand it to The Gods Of television. I don’t mean the likes of Michael Grade, Melvyn Bragg and Co. but the old gods, Cathodius, Superherterodynius, Hermes Trisresistorus and that lot, the ones that brought us pictures when Televisions were powered by semaphore. They have wonderful comic timing.

Television news bulletins yesterdays were bringing us news of the collapse of authortarian government in Egypt and the rioting and looting that always go with such events.

Reporters speaking in their best ‘this is the end of civilisation as we know it’ voices were reporting that Egypt’s famous museums were being looted and priceless aretfacts from one of the world’s earliest civilisations.

And inbetween programmes one of the niche channels was trailering a documentary titled, “The Disappearing Sphinx.”

You couldn’t write such stuff could you?

5 thoughts on “The Gods Of Television Get In On The Egypt Gig

  1. Ian, you’re welcome to read my posts. A lot of it is known through hearing this flowery TV mediaspeak but I’ll be getting closer to the feelings of the man on the ground and our fears and triumphs. Yes, the TV guys are the prophets of doom and spew out reams of bullshit ad infinitum. The Museum was slightly damaged but remains largely intact–so far.

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  2. I’ll be checking in on your posts Rob -and maybe even commenting although I’m not a prolific commenter.

    I never take much notice of news reports in situations like this, producers are more concerned with ‘good television’ than accurate reporting.

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