REUTERS: Australian Olympic captain James Tonkin has told cheering crowds in Sydney this morning that the millions of dollars in public money spent training Australian journalists would be better spent in elite sports programs.
"As demonstrated by the likes of Adele Horin, Australian media training is clearly not very good," Tonkin told the crowd. "Whereas we came 6th in international competition, if they were pitched into international competition, Australia's journalists would be lucky to make the final in the 'accurate reporting of tides' event.
"Clearly, instead of wasting millions on politically biased journalism courses, we would be better off taking a leaf from the UAE and buying some long distance runners from east Africa."
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