- Apr 24, 2013
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- The Unicornia Reactants
Taking the specific gender issue out of the equation the baffling thing is that it means fox can no longer boast of having the best X while also depriving the competition of it. Just seems a bizarre move from a marketing point of view. I simply have to assume she wanted more than they thought she was worth.
Then when you consider the gender aspect it becomes more baffling, because firstly the talent pool is so small, secondly they typically have much different personalities and approaches than the stereotypical ex-AFL player or egotistical male MSM hack which is a refreshing change for many, and thirdly because there will be some number of viewers who will see it solely as Fox axing an already under represented demographic in favour of 'the most privileged' demographics and then throw a tanty and potentially stop using some services.
It's all just a bit odd tbh. Bit of a 'watch this space' event.
And while I don't personally care too much about her being female, it does irk me that they're backing in the same old cliche and ego driven frauds that they have for decades. Different isn't always good. but in this case her approach to her job and personality was a nice change of flavour in a stale product that is well past it's best-before date. I don't even really rate her super highly as a presenter overall, it's more a case of her male contemporaries and the tactics of the media/broadcast companies being ******* awful, seemingly as a rule.
I grew up with the vaudevillian style entertainment that came with World of Sport, and in my opinion, ALL AFL media has gone backwards since those days due to the rise of virtue signaling pompous twats who take themselves far too seriously, and whose modus operandi is delivering manufactured drivel in an over emphatic manner, with fu** all in the way of actual insight.
Calling them wooden is an insult to trees.
Meadows definitely fits in that same category. Her gender is completely and utterly irrelevant, as it should be.