Who will save the prime minister?

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CORRECTION: On Friday (27 April 2012) a series of quotes and references in our article ‘How Australia’s media giants put the squeeze on freelance journos’ were wrongly attributed to Leonard Cronin. Crikey profusely apologises for any embarrassment this may have caused.

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  1. mattsui

    @ Peter Lloyd:”our repeated experience of more recent decades, when an apathetic and unthinking public have backed cynical and short-sighted politicians into wars against people who mean us no harm.”
    It seems facts are to be cherry picked by all and sundry. I assume your last para’ refers to Afghanistan and Iraq? Surely you haven’t forgotten the the vast majority of Australians opposed those wars and some 1 million Australians took to the streets across Australia to protest against the Iraq folly in particular.
    Howard ignored us because of his personal commitments to the then U.S. president.
    All war is preventable. All war casues pain and death to innocent people. All war is, therefore, bad.

  2. Stickey

    Anzac Day is a ‘memorial” occasion for all Australians. What does that mean ? Since 1998 I have noticed the attention this “public’ day gets from younger generations. These are the very people my uncle died for at the tender age of 20 in France.

    If the 5th grade at Kensington Primary School want to march as a group respecting what the Anzac movement means, then, let them march in the early afternoon following the formal military segment of Anzac Day.

    It is the Gen X, Y and Z who are appearing on Anzac Day carrying their personal respect for the history behind the meaning of ANZAC. Just know how many of them are out of bed and respectfully attend the various ceremonies and marches. How many of them leave a wreath at a distant country cenotaph, how many of them know the life they have is a dividend from the suffering of war and the loss of life and limb, in the current military activity involving Australian soldiers, naval and airforce personnel.

  3. Meski

    @Les: A shallow and pathetic attempt to re-write Gough’s 1975 speech. – F

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