28 August, 2015 10:30
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Producers from Channel 9’s premiere investigative journalism program, 60 Minutes, have prepared roughly 10,000 liters of oxygen to sit in the centre of the set tonight.
With controversial senator Pauline Hanson appearing as tonight’s main event, directors have decided to take a similar approach to the 62-year-old grandmother’s political agenda as most free-to-air broadcasters took in the lead up to this year’s election.
Local producer, Saul Lezkhunt says its no secret that Pauline Hanson is cheap and very watchable talent for TV in Australia.
“We tried our best to get her elected when we figured this out. She’s just gone from strength to strength with all these media attention,” he says
“We never knew that some political identity from the 90s could be trotted out again and again. She’s so easy to use. So tonight, we are treating her the exact same way we did in the pre-election media blitz. We are gonna give her plenty of Oxygen,”
Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, who has just received the all clear to continue working in journalism after attempting to kidnap a Lebanese family in Lebanon earlier this year, says Pauline is just as reliable for ratings as she was in 1997.
“Essentially she’s just saying the same stuff but has replaced the word ‘Asians’ with ‘Muslims’. It’s great for business,” she says.
“We are going to get some many headlines tomorrow,”