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An Oz radio news outfit last Sunday failed to broadcast its 4pm bulletin because the female newsreader was glued to Facebook, The Australian reports. 3AW listeners were alerted to the impending six-minute newscast by its theme music, but nothing more than ads followed. An insider recounted that "a producer raced to the …


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  1. dervheid

    reaserch on facebook?

    WTF (newsworthy) could you POSSIBLY research on facebook, FFS?

  2. James Green


    Facebook for research, that's a tad far fetched isn't it? Next they'll be using wikipedia for people's obituaries.

  3. Jamie Kitson


    Have you never read the free London papers? They seem to do all their research on Facebook and MySpace.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    So ...

    ... the newsreader still has a job because ...? In my book, that's a sacking offence. Even Paris gets that.

  5. Anonymous Coward


    Surely Facebook IS a computer problem?

  6. Aortic Aneurysm




  7. Anonymous Coward

    @AC - SO ...

    Paris - sacking offence - ha ha, I get it.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    How did she NOT get fired?! I used to be a radio station techie and I almost lost my job for not fixing a mixer in the time for the drivetime show, even though it was some dozy presenter who knocked coffee over it.

    The talent get away with everything, I tells ya!

  9. Moss Icely Spaceport
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    Facebook ?


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