“What did you say your name was again?”

An interesting aspect comes up in an interesting profile at Stuff: The real Heather du Plessis-Allan:

He’s pleased to meet the famous daughter.

“How are you?” he says. “I usually see you on the news… What did you say your name was again?”

While it may seem different to some journalists who see themselves as frequently in the media spotlight – and some in the limelight – most people don’t know the names of most journalists. And almost all bloggers. And most politicians.

I remember from when I stood in the 2011 election in Dunedin North (a great experience) – the local TV station did a (very basic) street survey about the better known candidates (media usually ignores most candidates most of the time). Almost all of the handful of people asked couldn’t name the Labour candidate. He won the election a week or so later.

A common question I hear is “who is that person who does the news?” – and often repeating the question about the same presenter.

Those in media circles and in and around the awfully described ‘celebrity’ segment of our society don’t have the identity recognition that some may perceive from within the bullshit bubble.

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  1. kittycatkin

     /  9th August 2015

    Ask someone who read the news last night and see if they remember.

  2. Mike C

     /  9th August 2015

    I have always felt that Heather du Plessis-Allen comes across as being quite arrogant and full of her own importance, a lot like Barry Soper.

    Plus, when she interviewed Slater about a year ago, I remember her body language was really flirtatious towards him, which put me off her for good … not to mention make me throw up in my mouth a bit. LOL.

    • Gerry Attrick

       /  9th August 2015

      Yes, I’m sure poor old Barry probably felt the same way 😦

  3. Mike C

     /  10th August 2015

    Heather Du Plessis-Allen is on the telly with Duncan Garner right now.

    Their new programme called “Story” seems to involve lots of footage with blurred out faces and bodies from the waist down.

    Apparently Duncan and Heather expect us to believe whatever they tell us … without them providing anything concrete in the way of proof 🙂


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