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#1 epl0822

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

What is happening? I haven't watched Sunrise in ages but this morning they look like they are not at their usual place in front of the window? What's going on with the breastfeeding nurse in?

#2 lozoodle

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Is there something supposed to be on today? There didn't seem to be anything happening when I walked past on the way to work as usual about an hour ago (other than the usual goobers thinking they are awesome for waving through a window)

#3 epl0822

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

I thought it was supposed to be this morning but maybe I'm wrong?

#4 Lady Garden

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

Yes it was supposed to be at 7am today.

#5 Dionysus

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

I am watching it now.  There was a shot of a bunch of women outside about 15 mins ago (not 800 women!) and Sam has just said that 'Kochie v the breastfeeding mums' is coming up soon

#6 Juju38

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

They are there in pretty good numbers.  They have moved them to around the side of the building, perhaps so they are less visible through the studio windows (ridiculous).

I wished them well on my way to work.

#7 Kay1

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

Oh good on you ladies! I just couldn't drag myself and all three kids out there this morning but I'm there with you in spirit!!

#8 Nofliesonme

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

I live too far away but I'm there in spirit. Ive never liked Kochie but this breastfeeding thing has peeved me off to the point there is no going back from it now.


#9 Lady Garden

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

QUOTE (thunda @ 21/01/2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I live too far away but I'm there in spirit. Ive never liked Kochie but this breastfeeding thing has peeved me off to the point there is no going back from it now.

Me too.

#10 Moo point

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

I couldn't make it either, but am watching the coverage (as much as it pains me to put up with Kochie). I am really P*ssed about the attitude they all have, they're treating it like a joke. Sniggering and laughing about the "great breastfeeding debate", and Grant Denyer saying he was doing the weather report from Observatory Hill instead of Martin Place is it was "safer." Har har har. WTF??

Very disappointing.

#11 tres-chic

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

It says on one news website that they are on front of the window but pulled the blinds down.

Which SUCKS!!! and is just as offensive as his original comments, if not even more cowardly.

ETA - I have despised Kochie for years but it's really over for me now. I'll never watch that show again while he's on it.

Edited by tres-chic, 21 January 2013 - 07:15 AM.


#12 deejie

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

QUOTE (ange_75 @ 21/01/2013, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Grant Denyer saying he was doing the weather report from Observatory Hill instead of Martin Place is it was "safer." Har har har. WTF??


We wouldn't want poor Grant to be assaulted by a mob of bare breasted women now, would we? wink.gif

#13 Moo point

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

QUOTE (deejie @ 21/01/2013, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We wouldn't want poor Grant to be assaulted by a mob of bare breasted women now, would we? wink.gif


Actually I'd pay good money to see that!

Kochie is being a twit.

#14 deejie

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

QUOTE (ange_75 @ 21/01/2013, 08:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kochie is being a twit.


Watching too. I expect nothing less him, frankly.



#15 Feral Cancerian

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

You would think they'd be doing some respectful backpedalling, rather than ridicule. Who else has time to sit in front of morning TV unless they're breastfeeding a baby? I hope the ratings drop.
And re: David Koch, I think it's a prerequisite for Australian male TV presenters to be complete knobs. Possibly the only knobbier one is Karl Stefanovic.

#16 FeralBob!

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE (ange_75 @ 21/01/2013, 08:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kochie is being a twit.

Not an unusual occurance, that.

Glad there's been a decent turnout, feck'em all and their purile attitudes. I would have called them neanderthals, except that I suspect the neanderthals had a more enlightened attitude to breastfeeding that that bunch of idiots.

#17 Finch

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

I agree, Kochie is a fool for the comments he made but honestly what did you all think would happen?
There was no way they were going to broadcast normally with however many women breast feeding in the background trying to make a point.

That was never ever going to happen.

#18 Nofliesonme

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

And now they seem to be delaying it. Keeping the women who managed to get there waiting..... Tis Tis.

How does that mans wife live with him? Surely she as a woman would have had the same battles with feeding her children we all do/did??? If she breastfed did she feel embarrassed to feed in public? Was Kochie a male chauvinist(sp?) pig and forced her to bottle feed? Really trying to work out what any woman can see in a man like him.

#19 ~~~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Just replied in the other thread - Grant looks like he's having a field day laughing2.gif and Kochie is just a sad sorry case. I'm glad one of his daughter's tore strips off him. What an embarrassment he is, and trying to wrap it all up that he is pro-breastfeeding, BUT it should be discrete and modest......WTH? Whose definition of discrete and modest does he want to use then.... what a goose sad.gif

#20 Moo point

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE (HappyNewBob! @ 21/01/2013, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not an unusual occurance, that.

Glad there's been a decent turnout, feck'em all and their purile attitudes. I would have called them neanderthals, except that I suspect the neanderthals had a more enlightened attitude to breastfeeding that that bunch of idiots.


Agree. His comment about it being "maybe about the safety of the baby" - I was yelling at the TV "so if she was just holding the baby on her lap, not feeding, they also would have asked her to move?" Pig's ar*se they would have.

Faith in 'some' humanity remains low sad.gif The thing that annoys me the most is that modesty is subjective, and totally related to sexuality. Breastfeeding is not sexual! Grrrr.

#21 HeroOfCanton

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Why is it so hard fro him to grasp that breastfeeding & topless sunbathing are TOTALLY different?

#22 LittleC

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Grant Denyer was irritating me, I can't stand that little weasle. Lame boob jokes *face palm* I'm sure he was just teasing Kochie but still, weasle.

#23 Riotproof

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

I read something recently that suggested baby boomers are the target demographic for *ahem* "newstainment", so we still have a while for them cluttering the airwaves. I can't believe anyone watches them.

#24 Moo point

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

I've already lost a few brain cells just having it on in the background waiting for that non-article...

#25 Kay1

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

I just looked at their fb page. So depressing. Almost all the comments on there support him so no wonder he feels vindicated. sad.gif




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