Dirty tricks department

What does this headline, as seen in a screengrab from today’s Daily Telegraph online, imply to you?

Dirty tricks

See larger image here.

The bit about “election rival ‘gay'” would be more accurately summed up as “independent candidate you’ve never heard of plans to use gay hunks to push campaign”, but what impression is it going to leave on people who only read the headlines? They’re going to think it’s about Rudd, aren’t they? It’s an attempt to make him have to deny that he’s gay for the rest of the campaign, just to smear him in the eyes of the public.

There’s more at The Orstrahyun and The Poll Bludger.

Categories: ethics & philosophy, Politics


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