« May 2008 »
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
about editor
advertise?
aust govt
big media
CommentCode
contact us
corporates
culture
donations to SAM
ecology
economy
education
election nsw 2007
election Oz 2007
free SAM content
globalWarming
health
human rights
independent media
indigenous
legal
local news
nsw govt
nuke threats
peace
publish a story
water
wildfires
world
zero waste
zz
Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
RSS Feed
View Profile
official indymedia
Sydney
Perth
Ireland
ecology action Australia
ecology action
.
Advertise on SAM
details for advertisers
You are not logged in. Log in

sydney alternative media - non-profit community independent trustworthy
Friday, 16 May 2008
Sydney press burns opposition leader Nelson after federal budget reply speech
Mood:  on fire
Topic: aust govt

 

A 5c cut in petrol price will have 'a meaningful reduction in inflation' by reducing cost of transport for all goods? And there we were thinking lower prices meant increased demand which demand feeds back into inflation again?

Yet this is the centrepiece of Dr Nelson's economic credentials. Gross populist rubbish says just about everyone who you might think actually knows about such things.

And the Sydney press have cruelly burned Nelson in their subtle and also blunt way. It's all in these pictures - juxtaposing a terrible case of a victim of an attempted murder by bashing and dousing in petrol. Get it? Nelson's petrol policy pitch associated with petrol as killer of beautiful young Australian womanhood. Ouch. The press can be so cruel.

And if you think this was just a coincidence have another look at the Warren cartoon at top with speech bubble "I'll just make this quick" pictured disappearing through an hour glass. Ouch again.

Never has Dr Nelson looked more like the night watchman in cricket terms.

In the sport of cricket, a nightwatchman  is a lower-order batsman who comes in to bat higher up the order than usual near the end of the day's play. This nightwatchman's job is to maintain most of the strike until the close of play (remaining in overnight, hence the name) and so protect other, more capable batsmen from being out cheaply in what may be a period of tiredness or in poor light. The theory is that losing two top-order batsmen in quick succession would be worse than losing one top-order batsman and a tailender.

A hallmark of such a player (between a leader like John Howard defeated at the last election and another top order choice of leader) can be sticking around too long after the danger period has passed, literally sidelining the real stroke makers. Which according to most coverage is Malcolm Turnbull.

 

 


Posted by editor at 9:41 PM NZT

View Latest Entries