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sydney alternative media - non-profit community independent trustworthy
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Sunday political talkies: Sunlight, shadows and slippage in ‘fake’ Treasury email scandal
Mood:  not sure
Topic: aust govt



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.


Other sources of pollie talkies on Sunday include SkyNews paytv Sunday Agenda, Radio National Monica Attard Sunday Profile show. And of course Sunday night shows SBS Dateline, Sixty Minutes and now Sunday Tonight on 7.  


Media backgrounders


* Our Harry Potter/Grech reference on crikey strings takes off in all Big Media. We used Dobby the House Elf, but others prefer the Bank gnomes, or Harry himself.

  * Annabel Crabb seems to be confusing the result of special treatment with the evidence of providing special treatment via the Treasurer's office. Is Gillard's free hair care tips having an effect on her head?    10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am 

Turnbull as guest lead in backgrounder on “fake” email/Grech evidence. Suffering raspy throat several times.


Senate privileges inquiry repudiated first time in a century looks bad. MT says would be a witch hunt ‘you know that’. Refers to the “fake” email. But below says “so called fake”.


Tony Burke footage re rain project $10M says favouritism is a smear. 1/5 of the UQ proposal, more than $2M desktop option.


Humour out take Albanese re Latham/Turnbull jibe.


Panel reptiles Hewitt News Corp (national), Steve Lewis News Corp (national).


Time wasting non scandal? Says been attacked viciously with smears himself by the ALP.


Lewis runs reverse attack after running big on Grech email that MT leadership is diminished. MT says Opposition very unified.


On climate change – aiming for August timeline and extra elements.


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


Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am


Riley Diary – Harry Potter theme. Choice movie grabs. Does the chronology. Hockey as Hagrid resonates. Exploding cigar visual metaphor on Turnbull.


9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am Finance minister Tanner. Various blather about the Grech/email/Turnbull criticism. ‘No one knows who faked the email.’ GST fundamental injustice day 30 June 1999, as per Rudd speech at the time. Agrees with original opposition to GST but couldn’t unscramble. LO quotes Bowen that consumption tax is the way to go. 




Insiders 2: 9- 10am


Grech Riley style package with Bourne theme music.


51 club in Brisbane press links PM Rudd with used car and developer business social club.


Footage of Tanner on Ch9, BC calls it Today show.


Panel is KWalsh Fairfax, Atkins News Corp Bris, TBlair News Corp Sydney.


Obvious point about dumping Grocery Watch leveraging press coverage of Michael Jackson death. Deeply cynical.


Tony Abbott guest - ferocious spin is the lesson, BC challenges on coaching of Grech evidence, denied. Some strong points about Swan in hiding and then embarrassing AM interview. Claims “real” ruthless PM Rudd revealed this week.


Circus players vox pop, very good comics too.


Panel general chat nothing new.


Talking pictures – our Harry Potter Dobby reference is picked up clearly as spreading on the web (SAM’s fault probably).


Inside Business with Alan Kohler


Acciona and Pacific Hydro discussed regarding so called sustainable business in renewable energies.


Refer http://www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/


Posted by editor at 1:03 PM NZT

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