#MediaCarcass: is that the right hashtag? Any other suggestions?

Well folks, that’s how your mad as hell correspondent feels.  I’m refining the #HeSaidSheSaid campaign. After posting it I realised that we really needed a more general term as the pathologies of modern media – what Tim Watts calls souffle journalism – comprehend quite a few moves, not all of which fit properly within the HSSS description, and, as my last post on the subject illustrates, sometimes bring on something resembling the opposite of HSSS which is comment dressed up as news. Thus a story tells us that Tony Abbott saying that Julia seems to be saying that “‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘no'” is a gaffe.  (I thought it was both funny and legitimate.)

So in the last post I mooted the idea of a new hashtag trying to encompass all that we hate about the kinds of stories I’m talking about.

Anyway, reflecting my despair at the state of our media, and since I’d just spoken of “the carcass called media values” I proposed ‘#MediaCarcass’, which on reflection I think is rather good. Tim Watts has subsequently suggested:

#FailureOfthePress

#UReportWeDecide

#UrKillingDemocracy

#SouffléJournalism

Anyway folks.  It’s now up to you – tell us what you think. “Have your say” as they say on Govt and MSM websites and/or come up with something better.  I’m off to tweet this.  If you have a twitter account please retweet, and we’ll see how we go. I’ll nominate a new hashtag tomorrow by COB.

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Leinad
11 years ago

duh:

#mediafail

James
James
11 years ago

I misread #MediaCarcase as #MediaCarcArse, which has the added implication of their reporting being shit. That may be overloading too many concepts into the hashtag though.

phil@vvb
11 years ago

#notthenews

FDB
FDB
11 years ago

Nitpicknitpick: carcase.

Go back to Mexamericanada, Chester.

paul walter
paul walter
11 years ago

Jacques, nit pick!
You left”bloated”out of you sentence including “carcass”. Carcasses are always(eventually) “bloated”.
Or am I just thinking of Piers Ackermann and Laurie Hoax?

H&R
H&R
11 years ago

#Themortgagedestate
#Prepaidparliament

H&R
H&R
11 years ago

Or possibly:

#Thetrevorchappellshow

Camo
Camo
11 years ago

So we’re commenting on a pice of commentary by someone who hates commentary in place of journalism?

Obviously then:
#commentment

Camo
Camo
11 years ago

..or
#commentmentary