parties and factions

The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them – Phillip Adams, journalist

Imagine no campaign press buses

How would campaigns and campaign coverage be different if a law was passed saying that no party could provide a campaign bus for the press, that journalists would have to make their own way to cover a campaign itinerary stop, assuming that the itinerary as outlined looked sufficiently newsworthy to them and/or their editors?

Man of the people instinct my arse

Anybody who thinks that Tony Abbott’s decision to eschew the designated stage at Rooty Hill last night to stand down on floor level in front of the audience wasn’t pure stagecraft, cynically planned