Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 05:10

So, two weeks ago Hanson set of in search of TV camera crews, turned on the water works and spat venom because Burston had the audacity to treacherously stick with her original position on the Liberal income tax cuts for the "more well off" income earners. In a moment of rare clarity for her, she had apparently decided that we couldn't afford to hand out more money to the "more well off". More likely she was just looking for a reason to publicly dump Burston.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 4zmpg.html

Now, Hanson is standing up for the "battlers" by going back to her position that Burston held. Yes, the very one that lead her to cry and spit venom, in the first place. She is now sticking up for the battlers by giving them less than what Labor has on the table and giving the ""more well off" well err......more. Not sure why that is any more affordable than it was a fortnight ago.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 4zmpg.html

None of this Liberal nonsense will see a cent more in the pockets of "battlers" until the second half of next year after they claim the $10 a week in their return and will lock us into another Howard like government income reduction years out (this time without a mining boom to pay for it).

All this illustrates two things- Firstly, Turnbull's government is all flashing lights and no substance as far as working people are concerned. Their real agenda is strictly for the wealthy. Secondly, Hanson has a "Trumplike" indifference to making no sense and similarly has no idea what she is doing beyond the short term and even that is questionable. Like Trump she is so sure her hard core of followers will follow her no matter what she says or does. A very special conceit and arrogance and a very stupid core of followers
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 21 Jun 2018, 07:30

Very stupid core followers? The liberal party relies on a balance of stupidity and greed...

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 07:36

ozrider wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:30
Very stupid core followers? The liberal party relies on a balance of stupidity and greed...
Yes, of course, but I was talking about Hanson's followers. :)
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 21 Jun 2018, 07:51

veebass wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:36
ozrider wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:30
Very stupid core followers? The liberal party relies on a balance of stupidity and greed...
Yes, of course, but I was talking about Hanson's followers. :)
Yes, I know, but it doesn't seem to me that these are antagonistic groups

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 21 Jun 2018, 07:54

And when the coffers run dry they will have every reason to sell off the ABC to sum battling media mogul

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 07:59

ozrider wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:51
veebass wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:36
ozrider wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:30
Very stupid core followers? The liberal party relies on a balance of stupidity and greed...
Yes, of course, but I was talking about Hanson's followers. :)
Yes, I know, but it doesn't seem to me that these are antagonistic groups
No they most certainly aren't.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 08:09

ozrider wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 07:54
And when the coffers run dry they will have every reason to sell off the ABC to sum battling media mogul
Who will make even bigger donations to the Liberal Party from his increased profits, government grants to do the profitable bit of what the ABC does and good old tax evasion.
The money from the bargain basement sale price will be used over a couple of election cycles to pork barrel select electorates, with all manner of useless trinkets such as mens sheds etc, thus ensuring more Liberal Governments.
The unionised ABC workforce will be unemployed (a worthy end in itself).
The union will, of course, have less members and therefore less money to donate to the ALP, making it even more likely that we get more Liberal Governments.

See everyone wins.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 08:16

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 08:20

Hmm this is what happens when we let Malcolm and Donald play together.

http://junkee.com/trump-border-australia/163907
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by packrat » 21 Jun 2018, 13:26

veebass wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 08:20
Hmm this is what happens when we let Malcolm and Donald play together.

http://junkee.com/trump-border-australia/163907
Horrifying as the current Australian policy is, it's closer to the trump-backs-down order from today, than the thousands of children are sent away and nobody knows where of last week.

People are noting that the trump backs down policy probably violates US law on indefinite detention and again, if we can't even clear the US bar on human rights, we have failed as a country.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 21 Jun 2018, 13:59

packrat wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 13:26
veebass wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 08:20
Hmm this is what happens when we let Malcolm and Donald play together.

http://junkee.com/trump-border-australia/163907
Horrifying as the current Australian policy is, it's closer to the trump-backs-down order from today, than the thousands of children are sent away and nobody knows where of last week.

People are noting that the trump backs down policy probably violates US law on indefinite detention and again, if we can't even clear the US bar on human rights, we have failed as a country.

B>
What bar?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ts-council
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 22 Jun 2018, 07:20

So Hanson is making noises that she is open to the Liberals big business tax give away. Never in doubt. Ho hum.

Just one more thing Labor will have to correct, if they get the chance.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... s-tax-cuts
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 22 Jun 2018, 17:55

Pauline selling out Qld while in WA. Let's see what she says in Longman.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/que ... 6e093a9c45
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by noplanb » 22 Jun 2018, 20:23

'Illegal' immigration is a sore point, and the whole world seems to be afflicted by it.
Whatever is going on at the Mexico border is apparently no different to earlier presidencies according to some US commentators.
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I recently read "Manus Days", written by one of the sub-contracted security staff, and in short, it was certainly not how the media portrayed it! (A large number of) The 'transferrees' were their own worst enemies - they could've had a straight-forward easy existence in the open-gate 'centre', but certain groups and ringleaders chose to try to beat the system, create trouble, and milk victimhood for all it was worth. Of course, there were those who were otherwise fine and caused no problems. There were many levels operating, and you'd have to read the book to get the full picture.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by noplanb » 22 Jun 2018, 20:30

One of the 'deaths' I recall from the book, 'Manus Days':
One character, one of 2 certain nationalities the writer consistently reported as causing trouble, decided to demand medical treatment in Australia - for a scratched instep! The scratch was washed and dressed by medical staff, and the man returned each day with the scratch re-opened and dirtied. It did get worse, he finally contracted septicaemia and died of complications in Townsville after being air-lifted in.
The book had no reports or instances of any transferee getting a raw deal from any staff - only from other transferees.
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