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ACA/TT owned :)

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If you listen and observe really carefully, you can actually hear & feel your brain cells dying each second ACA or Today Tonight is absorbed by your eyes & ears.hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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IF THERE'S one thing TV current affairs shows love, it's a housing commission story. And yesterday, they had a doozy. Trouble was, they couldn't decide what kind of doozy it was.

Early in the day, a promo appeared on the ninemsn website for last night's edition of A Current Affair. In a box headed ''reality TV'', a pointer read: "Housing commission uncensored. The new reality TV show targeting Australia's poorest residents - and it's government funded."

The show in question was Housos, and it is scheduled to appear on SBS some time in the second half of the year. But it's not a reality show, it's a comedy, from the creator and star of Pizza, Paul Fenech. One look at the trailer for the show on YouTube is enough to make that abundantly clear.

But as researchers from ACA and Seven's Today Tonight frantically sought outraged comment from social workers and residents in Sydney's western suburbs, SBS realised something was up. Around lunchtime, the broadcaster issued a release stating the bleedin' obvious.

''SBS is aware of media interest relating to a program currently in production … Housos is not a reality series and everyone participating in the series is an actor. Audiences have always understood Paul's work to be highly exaggerated parody.''

Distancing itself from the earlier mistake, Nine opted in later promos to focus instead on the ''waste of taxpayer money'' line, despite SBS claiming the show was ''not receiving direct funding through any state or federal government funding agency and is being funded by SBS through revenue raised by commercial activities''.

By the time the program went to air, Nine had given up even on that angle. The report ACA ran with was little short of a promo for the program, spiced with interviews with some mallrats from Mt Druitt in Sydney's west.

''We're big fans of Paul Fenech, and we love a housing commission story, so it goes hand in hand,'' explained ACA executive producer Grant Williams.

The online ''reality TV'' tag was, he added, ''basically a f--- up by a girl working at ninemsn''. No one on his program ever mistook Housos for a reality show.

So, was it all an elaborate publicity stunt cooked up by Fenech and SBS?

''We kind of wish, but no,'' said spokeswoman Jane McMillan. ''In fact, it's a bit of a shame the program isn't anywhere near ready yet, because it is good promotion
Nine's current affair to forget
 

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READ THE COMMENTS ROTFLMAO


WTF? ACA and Today Tonight have researchers??

Wait.
You're telling me that A Current Affair isn't a parody?
Really? No.

I've always thought they had some of the most talented comedy writers in Australia working on the script.



this one will keep me pissin me duds all day!
 

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Hahahah! See rose tattoo in the pokies. GOLD!
 

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you watch, they will ask Harold scruby for a comment on it tonight LMAO
 
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