Iraq; The Sleeper that will hurt Labor, and a front page chop.
Today’s Herald Sun went the hack over Labor’s forest policy with this front page story under the massive headline “LATHAM REVOLT”.
Don’t you just love the language used by Gerard McManus, John Ferguson and Geraldine Mitchell. There was a “stinging backlash” and “The plan was... savaged by key union...”. Latham “was locked in talks to try to placate Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon and industry representatives.” but there was $800mil “To cut the pain of major (job) losses.” With reporting like this no wonder “The proposal sparked seething resentment”.
Votes for all three journos.
The Herald Sun editorial has turned the “sleeper” issue of Iraq into an election liability for Latham. Surely after going to war for WMDs that did not exist, Iraq would be a liability for the government. Not according to Rupert.
At least his papers are consistent. Melbourne’s Herald Sun Sunday produced this editorial on Iraq which was described by Crikey as the worst editorial in the country. Rupert's other Sunday rags were all pro-Howard.
And if anyone doubted Terry McCrann wasn’t a Liberal lackey have a look at this.