Unite the nation or abuse the system?

by Mitch on 16/11/2004

I downloaded a 130MB backup file this afternoon for the server move and promised myself no weblog entries until I move servers. Well the new hosts are taking their time getting back to me and I just saw an article on my mothers coffee table that needs to be written about. And I quote…

Casey’s [Australian Idol Contestant] full-blood Aboriginal father Merv Donovan hopes his teenage daughter can unite the nation by winning Australian Idol singing the Aboriginal Anthem, Archie Roach’s Took The Children Away, live on air.

– New Idea Magazine

In short: what a load of bullshit. As if that isn’t the biggest ploy on earth to try and secure votes in the upcoming Australian Idol finals. What an absolute abuse of the system. I am too disgusted for words, so I will leave it at that. Good day.

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  1. 16/11/2004The Backflipboy says:

    Oh please don’t tell me you actually take notice of anything in those tabloid sensationalist rags. The New Idea magazine should be renamed “I’ve Got No Idea”.

    As for Merv Donovan if he thinks that 15 minutes of fame from his fdaughter is going to solve any issues Aboriginals have, then it’s time he popped off to the nearest nursing home and signed himself in with a severe case of dementia.

    Anyone who even involves themselves in voting for people on Australian Idol or any other “reality” TV show, would be better off giving me the 55 cents or whatever it is to vote – I’m sure I could find something better to do with it.

  2. 18/11/2004sally says:

    I think the biggest cock of bull is the fact that she doesn’t really get on all that well with her father (Merv Donovan) from what i have understood it has been her stepfather that has given her most of the support.

  3. 18/11/2004Mitch Malone says:

    Something I forgot to not in the article is the part where it says “by winning Australian Idol”. Can’t she unite the nation just as much by being a graceful loser? I mean, c’mon!

    Kev, you are absolutely right. A song and a dance is barely enough to settle such a large issue, one that has been a part of our society for so many years.

    Sally, yeah, you are correct. Apparently she barely even has contact with the chump. I guess he can stick his 2c up his ass, because I frankly don’t want to hear about it.