A Current Affair vs Today Tonight

In the won­der­ful world of “cur­rent affairs” pro­grams on Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion, there is no com­pe­ti­tion when it comes to A Cur­rent Affair vs Today Tonight.

That’s because they are not competing.

Elvis had the right idea

They are exact­ly the same.

And not only are they exact­ly the same as each oth­er – they are exact­ly the same as them­selves, if you com­pare this month to last month.

Both of these shows have a won­der­ful rolling agenda.

Pick a week, any week, and I defy you to not find one of the fol­low­ing scenarios:

1. Speed Cameras

2. An evil Land­lord, or an evil Tenant

3. Gro­ceries – where are the best deals?

4. Peo­ple who win lots of competitions

5. Why it’s nev­er been a bet­ter time to buy a big TV (includ­ing rec­om­men­da­tions by unbi­ased experts such as Ger­ry Harvey)

6. Bad par­ents, or bad kids

7. The real secret behind weight loss

So when choos­ing which cur­rent affairs you wish to sub­scribe to, the choice comes down to this:

Tra­cy Grimshaw or Matt White?

It’s just like Coke vs Pep­si, only with both leav­ing a bad taste in your mouth.

What time is the 7PM Project on again… nah, for­get it.