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Sunday, 30th April 2017

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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A VERY CROSS Ms CROSSIN

Is there more trouble ahead for Julia Gillard? Imagine my surprise this morning to see foundation Emily Lister, Trish Crossin, on my list of "likes". So I clicked her site and was shocked to see Andrew Bolt also made "recommended" reading. What the hell is that all about? Is the far left of the ALP embracing the depths of conservative depravity?


THE CAPTAIN'S PICK

(from a contributor so cannot attest to accuracy)


THE KEVIN QUANDARY

There was one way Julia Gillard could have neutralised Kevin Rudd.


CIAO MICHELLE

"Diversity matters because we need many voices - as many as possible commenting on politics and interpreting politics and I think what we're seeing at the moment is too much concentration of voices, frankly", Michelle Grattan rued as she departed Fairfax yesterday.



THE PARTY'S OVER... it’s time to call it a day

Bill opened one eye, he looked out the window, there was a faint pinkish tinge in the sky to the east. He pulled the towel around himself and struggled to his feet wrenching the drapes closed but the entire valance fell to the floor.


JULIA GILLARD TELLS ANOTHER LIE

So both Evans and Roxon informed Gillard of their decisions to quit 12 months ago? Really, is that what she said?


"I DID NOTHING WRONG!"

It's a common cry in Labor circles lately, and it's probably true... under union law, that is.


A FAST NEWS DAY MEANS NO-ONE GETS HEARD

It's a Sheraton smorgasbord and I can't decide on what to devour for fear of leaving no room for something better. So I'll just pick at lots of little things.



"I WANT CERTAINTY";... certainty for Gillard that is

And if just once you could believe what Gillard says, again this isn't the time. There were three reasons why Gillard locked herself into September 14, and let's remember she has locked herself into many things before including a surplus.


JULIA CAUGHT IN HER OWN PC NET

Let's chuck PC out the window here and call a spade a spade... Tim Mathieson is a bloody yobbo and he has been banned from microphones for good reason. But what the hell did he say wrong? Nothing that wouldn't be said to a bunch of sports blokes in normal jocular banter.



IF LIFE IS NOT IMPORTANT, WHAT IS?

Tony Abbott is off and running and there is no doubt McTernan will arrange to have Catholic Tony attacked this year on the difficult and divisive subject of abortion.


A MEDIA MALAISE

Fairfax aspired to objectivity when I worked there... well, sort of, but now it is badly listing to the Left and taking on serious water.


[This article below was on my desk at 5am today... it is fascinating to read how the SMH treated the AWU story way back then. I was taken with the prescient nature of the last paragraph.]


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