Last ABC post for a while.
Me: Grand Stunt has been appointed as permanent host of Q & A. (Kind of an audience participation tv current affairs show that has rotating three hosts, David Spears and Virginian Trioli in the role too).
R: You mean Stan Grant. Why do you persist with silly word play Andrew? It drives me mad.
Me: Yeah. Whatever. I don't like his tabloid manner of presentation nor his hectoring style.
R did agree with my opinion of Grant. For an ABC presenter to be embraced by an ABC audience is a wonderful thing. While they can expect every word they say to be scoured over and heavily criticised frequently and often, they will be loved and respected for their broadcasting or presentation skills.
To put it bluntly, Grant is too much like a commercial media programme host and I doubt he will ever be embraced by ABC viewers. There is the very odd occasion when I am wrong, but it is rare.
Why did I say hectoring? Do I know what it means, even though I said it? Let me check.
Apparently I do. From Miriam Webster. Yep, that's it. Hectoring was the correct word to use.
to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure.
Grand Stunt Stan Grant.