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Unlikely but not impossible. If you wonder what trailing 45% to 55% in the two party vote means to your election chances then here's a clue. Essential's Peter Lewis wr

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Unlikely but not impossible. If you wonder what trailing 45% to 55% in the two party vote means to your election chances then here’s a clue. Essential’s Peter Lewis writing in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on Saturday:

Time for a new party? It’s assessments like that above that lead to stories like this:

No. Not Australia but Ireland’s Sunday Independent yesterday.

That fatwa against Christmas. It’s not hard to find a Christian nutter or two with views as extraordinary as believing an Old Testament version of Creation. And it’s just as possible, as Sydney’s Sun-Herald proved yesterday, to find someone in a mosque with narrow views on religious tolerance.

But why do journalists bother to report either lot? Does Muslim-bashing really sell newspapers?

News and views noted along the way.

Richard Farmer —

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

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  1. tonyfunnywalker

    I note the OZ thinks that a drovers dog will win the next election – yes and she is called Julia, Tony is still in training as he keeps missing the gate and the clock is running out. Running second again in 2013 Tony?

  2. klewso

    Fatwa/”selling papers” – would they do it if didn’t?

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