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June, 2009


Open thread 26 June ’09

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It’s only a problem when YOU are hypocritical

One thing that’s always amusing about the role-swap between Government and Opposition is how both sides suddenly find themselves reversing their earlier positions: defending and arguing the opposite sides of a procedural argument. Where previous utterances were based less on principle than politics (which, clearly, is most of them), this is inevitable, and both sides [...]

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La-la-la-la, can’t heeeeear yooooou

Piers Akerman has finally twigged that he’s all alone. Much of the media has already decided Turnbull has the most to lose from this affair … And Malcolm Turnbull has decided. And the opposition front bench. And the backbench. Just observe their facial expressions and watch them scurry to and fro making panicked, contradictory statements. [...]

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Open thread 25 June ’09

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Memo Penberthy: Look in the mirror

The Punch’s editor, David Penberthy, tells our MPs that the public is sick of the ute saga and the cheap point-scoring attempts. He notes that: It’s not as if there’s a shortage of important issues to be discussed by our parliamentarians at the moment. There’s this thing called the global financial crisis that the public [...]

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Hard-hitting “journalism”

The Daily Telegraph is responsible for publishing an email, later showed to be fraudulent, that has seriously compromised the career of opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull. The email was possessed and possibly created by a public servant by the name of Godwin Grech. So what does the Tele do? Apologise for running a false email? Analyse [...]

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Open thread 24 June ’09

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Compare and contrast

Tim Blair: It would be wrong to describe Turnbull as a jolly bloke before yesterday’s AFP raid, but at least he was giving as good as he got … After the news [about the fake email] broke, however, the Opposition’s mood visibly plunged. [...] Rudd may not have many mates within federal Labor, but he [...]

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UteGate and the media

This was published in yesterday’s Crikey subscriber email. It raises some interesting questions that are worthy of discussion here at Pure Poison. Utegate raises no end of questions for the media too Here’s Crikey’s own Bernard Keane thinking out loud via Twitter on Saturday: Not sure how both Rudd and Turnbull can still be leaders [...]

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Open thread 23 June ’09

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