Sunrise host Sam Armytage has taken aim at News Corp following an article which speculated about her love life.
It followed an on-air interview with a Queensland policeman in which she commented on his physique, which some deemed to be flirting.
Here’s just the latest example of the silly, nasty, tabloid bullshit that surrounds me most days.
I don’t go out much, but as I arrived for the Myer fashion parade yesterday (for a bit of fun) I was accosted.
Not about spring fashion (although I don’t know anything about that anyway?) or any other vacuous or even slightly interesting topic.
It was about my relationship status. And ex boyfriends (both real & fictional.)
Hence a mean (& bitchy!) half-page story on, literally, nothing.
I politely (but internally rolling my eyes?) answered the questions. But next time, I won’t.
I’m one of the country’s senior female journalists. I host a fast-moving, wide-ranging, top-rating, 4-hour-daily breakfast program with some fascinating interviews & some hilarious ones (which I believe, is the ‘hot cop’ reference…)
I have minors in both American Politics & PR/marketing… so if you ever want to ask me any intelligent questions (including but not limited to; our politicians’ citizenship, the state of the Australian cricket team, beef prices…) I’d be happy to answer them.
OR you could ask me about spring fashion. But then, that wouldn’t be a story would it?
On a day when really serious, awful things are happening in the world, I ask all you intelligent people out there to not consume the rubbish. Thank you & Happy Friday x
Confidential claims it asked Armytage about her love life because of her own on-air comments this week:
“It seems Samantha Armytage is the only one allowed to talk about her dating life,” it noted today.
“The breakfast TV host has insisted the world should stop asking about her relationships — despite regularly addressing the topic herself.
“Also at odds with her fury is the fact that her “friends” and spin team have often contacted this column spruiking stories about her chemistry with various stars, from Harry Styles to Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe … and her infamous “date” with Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet.”
I’m the first to admit tabloids and gossip make way too much of Armytage’s personal life, most of it unfairly. But whilst acknowledging her 4 years of Live breakfast telly, I’m thinking it’s the claim about being one of the country’s senior female journalists that is likely to get the bigger reaction.
Does that include Bringing Sexy Back, Sam?