Schlock Jock in action again

Schlock Jock Anderson has still got a bad case of Hotchin Derangement Syndrome and the NBR is still trying to sell subscriptions to their paid content by selling off of the back of Mark Hotchin.

The latest example shows just how low, their ethics, and their editing qualities have sunk. Despite their vaunted techno solutions to prevent people spreading their stories around no matter how poor quality they are, here is a taste of their crap.

Not only is Schlock Jock Anderson suffering from a bad case of Hotchin Derangement Syndrome but he is now also using the name of Rodney Hide to try to sell subscriptions.

Anyone learned person easily knows that Jekyll and Hyde is spelled with a ‘Y’ and to spell it with an ‘i’ is only serving to use another persons name in an attempt to get readers to buy content.

Apart form the outrageous headline, attempting to leverage of the Hotchin name, Schlock Jock Anderson then proceeds to mangle a few facts into a whole lot of un-necessary paragraphs repeating several times the “Hide” error. About the only mainstream media technique he didn’t use in this poor quality schlock piece was to use his now infamous epithet:

Perhaps he is learning. Cactus Kate certainly bashed him hard the last time he went all silly and she doesn’t hold back now either.

In her post slamming him before she called him “Shock” Jock ANderson. After this poor showing I think he really should be called “Schlock” Jock Anderson.

The Wikipedia description of the word “schlock” certain seems to apply:

Schlock is an English word of Yiddish origin meaning “something cheap, shoddy, or inferior (perhaps from German Schlag, Yiddish shlak, meaning ‘a stroke’)”

In the field of science, “schlock” refers to shoddy or unreliable results. In art, “schlock” is sometimes used as a synonym for kitsch.

The insistence of mainstream media outlets to continue to try to sell papers and content with sensationalist headlines and outrageous word-smithing is certainly” cheap, shoddy and inferior”. It is the sort of thing Barry Colman accuses bloggers of in his attempt to remain high-brow and charge for his schlock content.


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  • reid

    I don’t understand Cam why it’s a big deal if Mark Hotchin is slam-dunked in the media. I realise this story is about his brother, but so what if this is all about keeping the story alive till the next development in the main event?

    Both Mark Hotchin and Erik Watson are A-grade tossers period. They did a lot to benefit themselves at detriment to others and they both deserve to be held to account.

    The fact Watson was slightly brighter than Hotchin don’t mean shit in the justice stakes and I don’t mean law I mean justice.

    So I haven’t ever really got where you’ve been coming from with this line.

    • Because it is schlock or even spam journalism….the use of sensationalist headlines with no substance to the story.

      This is exactly the behaviour that MSM journalists accuse bloggers of.

      So far neither Hotchin nor Watson have been charged with a single crime or offence. This despite the might of the SFO, the ComCom and the SecCom spending literally millions of dollars pouring over records. It is reprehensible that organisations such as NBR and The Herald who took literally millions in advertising revenue and even wrote glowing editorial pieces praising the same two now are conducting a vitriolic and partisan attack on them extra-judicially.

      The fact that you also subscribe to vigilante justice based not on fact but on the same schlock journalism suggests that you too fell for the lies that the Herald and possibly the NBR have told in the reporting of this and other stories. The Herald and Brian Gaynor found out on Thursday what happens when you lie.

  • mediatart

    Arent the headlines done by sub editors ?. And these days this job is contracted out, probably to a windowless building on the outskirts of Sydney.
    AS for misleading headlines , Mr H is lucky the womens mags havent yet found an angle.