I couldn’t resist ;)

A Lament (from Alan Jones)

O net! O web! O slime!
This Merc I drive so fine,
Taken from me, unjustly, I deplore;
Maybe not returned, the glory of my prime?
No more -Oh, I will roar!

Out of this unfair fight
Adverts have taken flight:
Fresh smears, and grief, a twitter war
Move my pale heart to rage, but not contrite
No more -Oh, cease this war!

by Gabrielle Bryden

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My apologies to Percy Shelley ;)

A Lament

O World! O Life! O Time!
On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?
No more -Oh, never more!

Out of the day and night
A joy has taken flight:
Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
No more -Oh, never more!

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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For those of you not from the land of Oz – Alan Jones is a piece of work who resides on radio; has a large following and is/was considered a very powerful commentator.

He recently insulted our female Prime Minister with hateful comments about her father who had died not long before. He is used to getting away with all sorts of crude and hateful language, particularly toward women in power.

This time, however, a great many people took umbrage and a social media onslaught has seen all advertising suspended from his talk back show. Mercedes Benz even took his Benz away from him ;) the poor darling!

This is a very interesting and unique turn of events which is revealing the shifting of power in the media terrain; and it’s not over yet …

Here is a link to the story: