We happened to be listening to ABC Local Radio 774 the other morning – in fact, the morning after the news about GMH’s departure in 2017 had been revealed.
Jon Faine had until this point disappeared on a long vacation – being a radio host is so exhausting – and left-winger Sally Warhaft was sitting in his seat for the duration of his break (weeks? months?)
But, lo and behold, Faine had reemerged, shoved Warhaft off to the interchange bench, because it would seem, in his opinion, that only he was capable of the BIG INTERVIEW with Mike Devereux, exitting MD of GMH. (Actually, exitted – that was the first big clue, peeps.)
Our Sal wasn’t up to the job, it would seem. And so the professional man needed to shed the jimmy-jams and steal her limelight. Maybe she contended that she wasn’t up to the job but the New Age management at the ABC would surely have reassured her and insisted she do the gig.
And, of course, there was the dynamic conversation between up-the-real-professional Faine and in-house political expert, Bazza Cassidy, that followed. You can imagine how the chat went – all Abbbott’s fault; what was Hockey thinking; the economy is headed for recession with the collapse of GMH; what will happen to those poor workers?
No doubt, Faine would have some sort of spin prepared to explain his miraculous reemergence and subsequent disappearance – he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….