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Your views: on clichéd radio greetings and flying pigs

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Today, readers comment on pollies’ penchant for bland rhetoric, and weigh in on tennis, soccer and the escalating COVID crisis.

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Commenting on the story: Pollies in radio daze over superficial greeting

I too hate that phrase (‘and good morning to your listeners’). But the first time I heard it was from Isobel Redmond, back when she was surprising everybody as a Leader, so it would’ve been about 2010 (not “mid-2020”). I don’t know if she coined it or got the idea from someone else, but  back then it was novel so I noticed, thought it was a bit silly, but didn’t mind. Now of course it’s an empty cliché. – Russ Talbot

What “good morning to all your listeners” says to me is that the polly – and it isn’t only politicians who parrot this phrase – have been on a “How to talk on radio” course and don’t have an original thought to offer on this or any other topic. Very few are natural or confident enough to be worthy of election or public office. – Peter Whitehouse

Commenting on the story: Vic Govt, Tennis Australia defend Djokovic exemption

I totally believe that the process gone through with the Djokovic exemption was done in good faith and according to all the regulations.

Oops, sorry just had to duck, another flying pig! – Aura Valli

Commenting on the story: Staff, PPE shortages leave aged care providers in ‘untenable’ position

Do residents still have access to Doctors and Medical Specialists? Hope residents are not lock up with little interaction with people and no exercise. – Dave Burgess

Commenting on the story: Reds bracing to lose captain Mauk

I agree that Mauk is not a true number 10, (Your Views, yesterday) but he is a damn good hard-working attacking midfielder.

Our team would be so much better with him in the midfield WITH a true ball-playing number 10 alongside or in front of him. – David Chadwick

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