May 1, 2014

Media briefs: debt shame … RIP Hoskins … Time bombs …

Greg Sheridan has a moral problem with debt (and a kneejerk love of the Liberals). Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Rundle: who’s afraid of debt? Tony Abbott’s new deficit levy — well, “levy” is one term for it, and “one term” could be one term associated with Tony from now on — has been excoriated by the Right as a betrayal, and by the Left as a desperate insult to the intelligence of the voter. Will no one defend our paladin Lord? Step forward faithful retainer (i.e. human mouthguard) and economics expert Greg Sheridan. When you’ve claimed that WMDs were a certainty, called John Howard a racist in 2001 and then demanded, in 2012, an apology from people who called him a racist, while defending Dubya as a great American president, a non-taxy tax is necessary. He does not disappoint. The Western world has to pay down its debt because Kissinger — as conveyed by Bob Carr — says:

“On Europe, he says we are witnessing a loss of capa­city of governments to demand sacrifices of their people.”

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5 thoughts on “Media briefs: debt shame … RIP Hoskins … Time bombs …

  1. paul noonan

    Thanks Guy Rundle for the elegant and apt tribute to Bob Hoskins. Compare The Age’s effort: which of his films did they mention? “Who Killed Roger Rabbit?”.

  2. zut alors

    The Hoskins video is appreciated, Guy. A superb piece of acting.

  3. klewso

    Does Miranda go out to dinner with Toady?

  4. klewso

    Bob Hoskins – “Pennies from Heaven”!

  5. max steinman

    Double J sounds like a good idea, Triple J has been playing hipsterish but otherwise mainstream garbage for years, it’ll be nice to hear some new sounds.

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