Pre-school Gate, Negativity, and hacks love a strong man.
Malcolm Farr found a novel way to avoid any serious discussion and bash "Erratic" Latham with this editorial about little Oliver's potential pre-school.
Get onto something that people actually care about rather than "pre-school gate".
Malcolm Cole and Chris Jones somehow managed to omit the crucial infomation about Howard not having overseas support for his plan for Anti-terror flying squads.
But they did manage to editorialise by claiming "News of the planned announcement last night came after Mr Howard flexed his muscles on national security yesterday by restating his readiness to launch a pre-emptive strike if a terrorist threat emerged against Australia."
Wake up guys. Howard would not dare announce these policies if Indonesia's leaders were not busy going to the polls.
Michael Harvey, the Herald Sun's chief politics reporter, was no better with his article under the heading "Terror Net; Agents to go after evil cells". Not without international co-operation which Howard doesn't have as yet.
On a positive note David Penberthy has written a great report about the political moves surrounding Latham's Liverpool record. Penberthy had a shocker in 2001 but has vastly improved this time round.
Why didn't the Herald Sun print the results of the Roy Morgan Poll? They chose to report this one instead. Surely the news is "Polls are inconclusive" rather than "PM on top, but Labor crawl back".