Sunday, October 07, 2007

Oz Media on APN Online

APN News & Media is rolling out a series of classified internet advertising brands under the "search for" banner as the first step towards establishing a network of online community hubs based on the websites of its local newspapers.
It's Search4, not "search for". And I even spelled it out. Sheesh.

Thanks Ben. (And you're right about the landing page.)

Monday, October 01, 2007

This is my skybox

The Rupert Murdoch Film Festival is more a homage rather than a diatribe. It attempts to focus on the evil mogul but inevitably slides towards adulation. What can you say about someone who voices The Simpsons line himself (4:15 in this video): "I am Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire tyrant, and this is my skybox!"

As the narrator Jack Shafer says, "Perhaps Murdoch's embrace of his depiction as a cartoon figure of evil and low scruples akin to Charles Foster Kane isn't a joke on Murdoch. Perhaps the joke is on us."

No kidding, Jack.