Author’s general introductory note (skip this if you know this regular weekly column):
This is not a well packaged story. It’s a contemporaneous traverse of the Sunday television free to air political talkies indicating the agenda of Establishment interests: Better to know ones rivals and allies in Big Politics and Big Media.
Indeed it’s the tv version monitoring task similar to what Nelson Mandela refers to here in his book Long Walk to Freedom (1994, Abacus) written in Robben Island prison (where he was meant to die like other African resister chiefs of history in the 19C), at page 208
“..newspapers are only a shadow of reality; their information is important to a freedom fighter not because it reveals the truth, but because it discloses the biases and perceptions of both those who produce the paper and those who read it.”
Just substitute ‘Sunday tv political talkie shows’ for "newspapers" in the quote above.
For actual transcripts go to web sites quoted below except with Riley Diary on 7. And note transcripts don’t really give you the image content value.
Picture: Tim Blair right wing blogger has realised like Wendy Deng wife of Rupert Murdoch, that Kevin Rudd's language skills are a profound change for the better when we have many big issues with China on climate change and security this next decade. Inset is the wonderful David Rowe in today's Sydney SunHerald echo of this below - great outdoor chess set at local community centre.
- good economic figures airbrush under employment figures but never mentioned
- Keating riposte to Costello alleged economic mastery on Lateline
- G8 on climate change preface to APEC in Sept 07- But the trump of all was the ferocious and fatal weather storms in NSW with ship stranded, family killed outright in shocker road collapse, following rail shock crash harbinger start of the week. Is God angry – maybe she is.
10 Meet the Press 8-8.30 am
Kevin Rudd front, sounding a little head cold fluey but clear and moderated.
Kyoto attack by PM footage. China and India massive increase coal generated ghg.
Rudd attacks ‘Pledge and Review’ back to late 90ies. Sounds strong. Carbon target, carbon trading. Canada 20% by 2020. Q. Nuclear as there? KR dodges saying market is the answer.
Never ever silly on nuclear. Leave to market. Sounding strong on clean renewables. Rich array achieve without taking on extra safety and environmental problems.
Joe Hockey as shrek with nice Scottish accent. Keating watched it shows he’s got too much time on his hands?
Panel quality of 2, Michelle Grattan Age Melbourne, Clinton Porteus Courier Mail Murdoch Brisbane, this is the Keating fall out section …
MG kicks off …even Keating says …..
Even under Keating …. In 90ies 3.2% productivity growth – straight out paraphrase of Keating on Lateline. All these road tested lines coming out re world boom IMF, World Bank.
Union threats – KR refers to Hawke Accord examples of 80ies. Fundamental economic reforms. Proud labour history – again responding to PK concerns.
Union knocked off Linda Kirk endorsed by Shoppies official asks MG.
CP – unemployment – ignores question goes to productivity, great silent story. PB brings him back – goes to training.
Max Gillies – via Get Up “claims to be independent” runs YouTube piece link
Footage of Howard change for the better mantra – time for change idea faltering?
No restore the balance, work family balance, housing affordability, Iraq, climate, education, new technology.
CP doing the Murdoch press job, Qld full page adverts in central QLD take on Beatie. Disagrees on local govt amalgamations. Voluntary.
MG – donate a home for the PM, by the business community in Melbourne. KR - Shouldn’t use Lodge or Kirribili for fundraising.
MG – Shergold playing political role, public service heads. Restore westminister. Times up.
Transcript in due course www.ten.com.au/meetthepress
7 Weekend Sunrise, 8.35-40 am Riley Diary -
Congratulations 7 for streaming this on your website (2 week delay?)
Very interesting and amusing again. Satire of PM but equally cutting of Rudd stuff up IF he were PM.
Mostly entertaining. Female compare in her stride too. Andrew is still the most natural with his chisel/dentist comment.
2 and 9 to follow
Follow of drug story last week, Abbott embarrassed, but shows limited resourcing at 9 now for Sunday. Move on to brain injury wonder drug, positive to balance negative.
Ray Martin with Dalai Llama – great work by Sunday, giving a proper respect to a religious leader of 100’s of millions. Standing against Chinese dictators censorship. Australian political 'leaders' won't meet him. What a disgrace.
Missile Defence story is very good summary (again, by Tim Lester), Beazley conspicuous, Asia reaction very worried. The same old thesis we have been plugging away at for 12 months now on SAM and before that on IMC re Taiwan, North Korea, Japan, Australia promoting an arms race and nuke weapons deterrent on our soil. In short an arms race.
Conroy on IT future, praises Hawke Keating achievements.
Everyperson segment – missed it.
Panel – Middleton SBS, Marr SMH, Ackerman Murdoch Sydney tabloid Sydney Telegraph.
Paul Kelly Murdoch broadsheet – on economic figures -
Panel talk on Keating stuff.
G8 climate change, Pell in NSW, Milne cracker story hurting PM Howard
Talking pics with Peter Andren MHR independent.
Akerman foreshadows more stories of nasty union behaviour this week.
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