Week Two; The rednecks are a-comin.
As we head into week 2 of the campaign the big question for media watches is, does Rupert's Melbourne tabloids have any impartial commentators?
The Sunday Herald Sun had stories from Liberal Michael Kroger and full-on redneck John Stone.
For those with short memories Stone was a National Party senator, and wrote a piece three years ago in the Australian titled, “We only want those prepared to be like us”. That article would have pleased Hitler.
Here is a little cut and paste of a small part of his speech. "All the past brainwashing to the contrary notwithstanding, all cultures are not equal and it is ridiculous (and, since September 11, much more obviously dangerous) to keep insisting that they are. The most sensitive aspect of that future debate will be our attitude towards further Muslim immigration - towards which, I must openly say, I have the gravest reservations" Cue the Banjo Player.
Stone and Kroger’s piece was “balanced” (2-1) by this one from union heavy Bill Shorten.
I have only seen the electronic version of the Sunday Herald Sun so another balancing story appear in the paper copy. Any posts correcting the record would be appreciated.
Oh goody, Pauline Hanson may be making a comeback. That should please our northern neighbours and liven things up a little. The big question is, will Alan Jones give John Howard or Pauline Hanson top billing.
Good to see Channel 7 getting in on it’s political coverage by having Pauline Hanson appear on reality TV show Dancing With The Stars. Can anyone spell C-I-R-C-U-S.
The poor old Dems can’t get any coverage unless one of their husbands faints on a planes.
Meanwhile Glen Milne has racked up a vote for “Hack of 2004” for his article in various News Ltd papers. Check out the quotes from all the unnamed libs at the bottom of the story. Ring up one of your mates did you Glen? nice balance.