Feb 29, 2008

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

The first 100 days ... Chuckling at the ABC ... Tick and flick ... Loose Use of Left ... The Daily Reality Check ... The Pick of this Morning's Political Coverage ...

The first 100 days. Labor might have promised to stop blatant party political advertising being paid for with Government funds so I presume the glossy brochure First 100 Days will be funded from party coffers. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd released this cliché ridden piece of puff this morning so we can all know that the "Rudd Government has hit the ground running, working hard to meet the challenges of today - and tomorrow."

Chuckling at the ABC. Management at the ABC should be chuckling this morning as it studies the latest allegations of political bias. After years of fending off spurious attacks by Liberals, this time it is Labor shouting "unfair". South Australian Treasurer Kevin Foley is the man with his nose out of joint and the subjects of his ire are 891's morning radio hosts Matthew Abraham & David Bevan. Accusing the pair of a "daily rant against the Government", Treasurer Foley told State Parliament the ABC was not being an "objective media" organisation. It had joined forces with the Liberal Party to talk down the state of the South Australian economy. Now I have not lived in SA for a few months but when I did I found the pair compulsive listening with their somewhat brash and belligerent style of interviewing. Bias was not something I ever detected, which is not to say I always agreed with them.

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  1. Jasmina Brankovich

    You really do have a good excuse for ommitting the West Australian from the daily political articles list. With the most referred article today titled ‘Giant python stalks and swallows family dog’ who can blame you? The rest is not much better either…

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