Aug 30, 2013

Media briefs: pollies on Rage … cats v dogs … exclusive watch …

The Age has asked its readers whether a military intervention in Syria is justified, and now it is asking the real questions: are cats or dogs better?

Deputies take over the airwaves. Deputy PM Anthony Albanese, Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop and Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt are guest-programming ABC's music video show Rage tomorrow night, as part of a last-ditch effort to: a) prove politicians are human beings who enjoy popular music; and b) show they're down with the youth of today. Bishop has the most eclectic playlist (Red Hot Chili PeppersBeyonceThe Easybeats), Bandt's is befitting of an inner-Melbourne hipster (Arcade Fire,  My Bloody ValentineMGMT) and Albo has surprisingly good taste (PJ HarveyThe ClashThe Pixies). The full playlist will be up at the Rage website sometime this afternoon. -- Sophie Benjamin The Age asking tough questions. Melbourne's former broadsheet The Age is big on interactivity, asking its readers hard-hitting questions about the day's news. Or not. Well, it is Friday ...

The Age poll

Exclusive watch. There are a whopping 16 "exclusive" stories in The Australian today, including a preview of a speech Nationals leader Warren Truss is set to make today about aviation safety and a report that the Western Australian state Nationals support a conscience vote on gay marriage, in opposition to Nationals federal leader Barnaby Joyce. The party moved a motion to allow a conscience vote at its state conference -- on August 2-4.

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One thought on “Media briefs: pollies on Rage … cats v dogs … exclusive watch …

  1. Mark Sollom

    re: Exclusive watch. Since when has barnaby been the National’s federal leader. He isn’t even deputy at the moment

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