'Mere pup' Lisa Curry takes aim at copycat current affairs
THEY both called her "a mere pup" and made cynical references to her decision to have a baby at 51, but Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry might have come up with the gold in exposing petty current affairs program rivalries.
Lisa posted a Facebook video which showed how Seven's Sunday Night and Nine's 60 Minutes used identical wording in introductions to reports about older couples having babies.
Even pregnant pauses by presenters appeared to be in identical positions.
Sunday Night's Chris Bath and Liz Hayes of 60 Minutes started with: "If you were one of those people shocked by the news Lisa Curry was planning to having a baby at the age of 51, take a deep breath.
"The former Olympic swim champ is part of a growing trend. In fact, at 51, she's a mere pup compared to many older women taking the plunge into parenthood."
Lisa said: "Channel 7 and Channel 9, somewhere in there you have a mole."
A Nine spokesman said ''This introduction was written by a 60 Minutes producer on Monday, and recorded on Wednesday.
"Clearly, the plagiarists at Sunday Night, who record their intros on a Friday and Sunday, are trying to have some fun, but are failing in both humour and ratings."
As for Lisa, she's taken the snide reference to here being a "mere pup at aged 51" in her stride.
"A mere pup at age 51, you know what, you are right," she said.