Kerry, what is the speed of light?
It is clear that many would have noticed the outrageously transparent ”gotcha” approach by Kerry O’Brien last night with Tony Abbott on the 7.30 Report. In spite of much public criticism of his bias, O’Brien continues his ruthless and shameless approach to the treatment of the Liberal opposition.
Kerry was successfully in confusing Abbott with his sophisticated mastery of the technical aspects of broadband and explaining how much better the ALP’s network would surely be. Nevertheless, Abbott was able to get in this.
TONY ABBOTT: And what they’re going to use, as I understand it, is to string cable on telegraph poles, which is hardly the most marvellously sophisticated technology to use in this day and age either. Look, Kerry, err …
KERRY O’BRIEN: Its fibre … where … where signals will travel at the speed of light.
Really, Kerry. Please explain just how many megabits of light that is?
Surely, Kerry, if you don’t know the difference between the speed of networks and the speed of light, you shouldn’t be expecting a higher standard for your interviewees.