Crikey Says

May 13, 2014

Crikey says: a deficit of budget trust

Enough talk, let's just see this budget already. Bernard Keane on what to look for, plus fuel taxes and who's paying. The wire service news model: AAP's not worried about Fairfax. Examining the Qantas strategy from Asia. Why Boko Haram is more dangerous than al-Qaeda. And the healer who cures with a single glance. Perhaps he should look at the budget papers.

In an editorial sulking that nobody follows up its stories, The Australian today declares promises don’t matter:


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6 thoughts on “Crikey says: a deficit of budget trust

  1. Michael

    I don’t expect balance from you Crikey but I do expect openness. Simply describing the former adviser to Bob Brown, former Evatt Foundation luminary, and current Executive Director of the Australia Institute as an ‘economist’ does you and Richard Denniss considerable disservice.

  2. klewso

    “But Mitchell, sure promises don’t matter, but I only bought your pup because you said it was house trained ….. can you give me the paper to clean up after it then?”

  3. AR

    Had to lurve the PM during Questions channelling Johnny Farnham “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. The phrase has been all over 2GB the government broadcaster, apparently initiated by the creator of ‘ju-Liar’ who has been using it all week, now matter yer akshal topic under discussion, as in the polls showing ALP preferred – “who are these people who want to shoot the firemen..?”.

  4. Matt Hardin

    Sorry AR it was Billy Joel, not John Farnham.

  5. klewso

    Murdoch’s definitions?
    “Twitter-led frenzy”? As opposed to Limited News led frenzy?
    Gillard’s promise mattered? Abbott’s don’t?
    Guess the imputation all comes down to lies and “Little Right Lies” – and who’s recording them ?

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