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Sunday, 26 July 2009
Sunday political talkies: Turnbull shifts Coalition into ethical relevance on dangerous climate change, essayist PM Rudd runs out of $ugar hit
Mood:  rushed
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 
  1. West Wing episode (cliched?) re run this last week in the USA re legal academic (in that case arrest of Hispanic Justice Roberto Mendoza (recall teacher in Stand and Deliver and see http://westwing.wikia.com/wiki/Roberto_Mendoza to be appointed to US Supreme Court) and alleged white bread copper prejudice, so perhaps Big Media and White House press corp ought to break the script and actually do real journalism/reportage not stereotypes either way;
  2. Coffee coloured (Australian) abc news reader these last 2 weekends is impressive. Good going dude. Got a picture but too lazy to post it just now. Dule Hill from West Wing show will have to do - above. First for national broadcaster (but not first as per SBS).
  3.  Rudd punishing News Corp with (boring?) essay in Fairfax press? Flog them with a feather?
  4.  Complaint by SAM editor to ACCC re Telstra idea to charge cash for processing cash payments - how can this not be a deceptive omission as to contractual terms given custom time immemorial. Surely can only introduce to new customers with due notice.
  5.  As explained in a crikey string re Turnbull critic Wilson Tuckey – the guy has no credibility on resource economics as per his time as Forestry Minister claiming we are better off than in 1788, despite 1992 RAC report showing the exact opposite: 20% forest land cover down to 10%, much less than 1/10 of that is intact original style forest.
  6.  As explained on a crikey string also re Monica Oliphant of International Solar Energy Society that over 50 countries that collectively are 1/3 global emissions are just like Australia around an average <1% or <2% in which case Australia is a crucial indicator of what can be done (or not) given all our advantages.
  7.  Interesting to part hear topic of discussion “selling out” on Friday’s National Interest Radio National.



10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am 

Cool glass of milk Deborah Rice in chair. Tanner is humdrum talent feeding mogodon into the economic commentary.

Press roundup, including Turnbull to suffer Bennelong campaign. Reference to Rudd tale of caution [really just admission stimulus was a sugar hit with no guarantee of next meal] 

Grab from CR from Access Ec spending must be reined in, joke really given spent all the surplus – derr. Humour/melodrama out take re deep brown Wilson Tuckey on CPRS/ETS and sledging of Liberal leader Turnbull. Irvine SMH and Farr News Corp both Sydney based.

Hockey with buzzcut. Lip service by Tanner to negotiate with Turnbull, happy to talk, assess departure from voter sentiment. Tanner plays sober declarations to share market card [as per ACF etc complaint to ACCC re deceptive misleading behaviour].

Various chatter … Moves onto protectionism, argues free trade case building muscle of previous decades [but ignores structural foreign exchange surplus by China destroying manufacturing around the world, and making political donations to maintain that corruption of global markets???] 

2nd out take cartoon out take, Nicholson coalition stewing in their juice.  

Unionist Dave …… AMWU (Left) in allaiance with Paul Howes (Right) AWU, alliance over policy ¼ million representation, says 76,000 jobs lost in last 12 months [numbers tbc]. Repeats same number.    

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



Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am  

[NAB schools student TV advert, reminiscent of McDonalds Maths posture.]

Late start after 8.43 am. Missed start, serious levity with Tuckey satirized but also like a semi retired mafia Don. Overall effect is chilling.






 9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am 

ACTU secretary Geof Lawrence, on the jobs mantra. Missed a fair bit, pedestrian style, serious issues lead up to National Conference. Move onto protectionism issue.




Insiders 2: 9- 10am


Lead in on climate change political dynamic. Riley style wrap on climate change with “Wilson” as in Castaway movie humour and ructions in Coalition.


Turnbull is feature interview and powered up in voice and approach [after Shadow Cabinet backing late last week]. Runs line of bio sequestration with emphasis and says Rudd scheme fails on this score [no doubt right]. Says ALP will have a riot in their own party room and unions. Goes into details of methane fugitive emissions [gas that is 21 times more impacting than CO2].


Panel is Lenore Taylor News Corp (centrist), Brian Toohey Fairfax AFR centrist, Meglo News Corp Aust (centrist)


White bread vox pops in Darwin for Hair of the Blog abc ‘sheila’ very astute question too.


Fantastic humour of Jon Stewart on carbon emissions boring messaging.


Various chat,


‘Prof’ Paul Kelly soliloquy is incisive – Rudd design is weak, unloved, arrogant to not negotiate but do have the ascendancy [of public intolerance of inaction].


Toohey points only a tax on emissions that doesn’t affect renewable energy. Discussion of agriculture not included in emissions. Agrees with Turnbull re biosequestration.


Appointment of Robert Hill noted. Toohey goes big and strong on fissile material nuke weapon proliferations from 25% nuclear energy.


Taylor notes PM Rudd free “uncritical” splash full pager in Fairfax, Meglo and Cassidy thinks its payback to News Ltd. Meglo very cool and diplomatic about the ethics of the issue. Toohey argues Fairfax leveraging Monthly articles which did well for that. But agrees it’s uncritical, no journalism.


[Arguably positioning for a journalism subsidy from the Australian Government as Fairfax bleeds?]


Talking Pics – the very acute and cool Somerville, profound globe in parking space disabled spot.


Meglo predicts 20 out of 30 seats in Qld could happen. Wunderlich in SA recruitment stunt. Toohey praises Smith and not Rudd cramping his style.




Inside Business with Alan Kohler 

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


Posted by editor at 12:54 PM NZT
Updated: Sunday, 26 July 2009 1:05 PM NZT

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