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Media Circus: No Snappy Title edition

I have been mostly speechless/typingless at the latest news, taking refuge in offline activities. But I should still put up a post for the rest of you to vent/rant or even ideally substantively discuss these issues, because disengagement is never going to be a solution, even if it’s sometimes necessary for some self-care. Go for it.

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Media Circus: Hockeynomics edition

Good news everybody! Our esteemed Treasurer Joe Hockey just told the Kiwis that the Australian economy is not in crisis nor even in trouble!

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Media Circus: Palmergeddon edition

This morning the Murdoch Media is full of grotesque caricatures of Clive Palmer focussing on his fat (wow, whodathunkit?) while trumpeting FUD about “chaos” in parliament because one vote on one bill in the Senate has not gone the government’s way. That spinaround didn’t take long, did it?

Palmer’s pursuit of populism has worked in the national interest for this brief moment.

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Yawning at the press gallery

I didn’t read, listen to or watch a thing over the weekend about the oh so crucial Labor caucus that was supposedly set to challenge Gillard seriously on her fitness to lead the party etc etc etc etc. It all smelled of such desperate hype, recycled hype at that.

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