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Sunday, 21 September 2008
Sunday Political talkies: PM Rudd 'concludes visit to Oz', returns to UN. Turnbull sharpens axe
Mood:  chatty
Topic: aust govt

There’s talk on the street, it sounds so familiar.
Great expectations, everybody’s watching you.
People you meet they all seem to know you,
Even your old friends treat you like you’re something new.

Author’s general introductory note

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.

For actual transcripts and/or video feeds go to the programme web sites quoted including Riley Diary on 7. And note transcripts don’t really give you the image content value.

Media backgrounders

10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am

Golf. Waste of broadcast airtime.

Meet The Press - Watch Political Video Online - Channel TEN.

Riley Diary 7, 8.35 am

Missed the first section. About Nelson getting a duck in bowling picfac with Kevin Rudd to adopt our cricket metaphor about Nightwatchman Man Nelson batting too long without making any runs. Food theme regarding ALP (poor) judgement re priorities.


9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am

Interesting interviewing with new Opposition Leader Turnbull on 28% preferred PM already. Tone of interview is most noticeable thing. MT feels the love and is deeply gratified and relaxed about where he has arrived.

Opening question says it all – how does it feel to not have blood on your hands. Exactly. [He didn’t pull on the vote, he didn’t actively undermine while Costello appears to have done so even if unintentionally. He won on merit and he is actually humbled by the choice freely made by majority of his Party.] Hence the picture here.

Not a harsh pose, rant or acid gibe. Quite a gracious presentation.

Prime Tourist rather than Prime Minister. Cute line LO takes him to task on this but in mild tones.

Turns to economics, confusing “motion with action” is a cutting line. Doing the spade work on need to consult and accept the wisdom of others in a complex very challenging world.

LO tests him out on problematic Nelson policies re cut in fuel excise and pension boost etc. Says it all fits into the lower tax philosophy of the govt while arguing less than .5 of 1 % of Govt revenue, or something like that. Only vaguely convincing.


Insiders 2: 9- 10am

Press roundup Panel is KA Walsh, Meglogenis, Milne.

Chris Bowen assistant treasurer is talent. Funny comment Greens more economic responsible than Liberal Party in the last week. Who is more arrogant Rudd or Turnbull – suppresses a smile gives boilerplate answer about in touch.

Every person segement – the famous pole dancing in suburbia. Distracting. All about who is better Lib leader.

Lots of footage about MT taking and Nelson conceding Lib leadership. What folks who think the Eastern Suburbs are so rich and privileged should check out country town Warrnambool. Air is cleaner. House blocks as big or bigger. Little traffic. In short it’s all an illusion folks based around social tribalism.

Home page is http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/

Posted by editor at 12:33 PM NZT
Updated: Sunday, 21 September 2008 12:47 PM NZT

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