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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Letter of the week/month

Come on down, Mark Slater of Page in the ACT:

"Of course John Howard has confidence in Amanda Vanstone. He is confident she will stonewall, blame-shift and protest ignorance just as his ministerial code of misconduct demands. After all, she's learnt everything she knows about accountability from the Little Master; say as little of substance as possible and deny everything because eventually people will forget."

(Sydney Morning Herald letters)


Blogger syed-m said...

Oh didn't you hear? Princess Kylie of Potato Queen Lane has cancer. Hence the media shift away from this most unnecessary issue of Australians being illegally (and potentially criminally) deported.

Of course, it goes without saying that the media only reports on issues the community is interested in. Obviously, the community is more concerned about Kylie's cancer than fellow Australians being deported (NB: ironic statement).

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:51:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

NB: I know. We all wish Kylie a speedy recovery, of course, but this will be with us, at the expense at, frankly, more important yarns, for ages. The age of celebrity...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 2:16:00 pm  

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