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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

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.

  • 1
    Posted Monday, 24 December 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

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

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    Posted Monday, 24 December 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    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?