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Sunday, 14 February 2010
Sunday tv talkies: What a choice - loud mouth Abbott versus burnout Rudd?
Mood:  chatty
Topic: aust govt

  Picture: Barry Cassidy compere of Insiders ABC TV: Call us speculative but BC looked a bit annoyed the PM was on Meet The Press at 10, and ABC's own Q&A but still no show on his premier Sunday tv show. Well not so much annoyed as angry. 


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. Perhaps the greatest utility is the headline synthesis above of the 3 or 4 shows followed in this session.


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.  

Some images from last week:  

Picture above: A frothing Sophie Mirabella MP Victoria's redneck answer to Barnaby Joyce?

Picture above: Louise Markus MP (Liberal) at left, outside Windsor Railway at 7 am earlier this week with a Tony Abbott climate 'direct action' pamphlet. And notice the upgrade works - upgrade infrastructure to support Richmond RAAF base as 2nd airport?


And not to forget the egregious Cardinal Pell (below) doing the devil's work hand in glove with the barbarians who drove Leonardo Da Vinci and other champions of science to despair in centuries past:


Just one example from the dissembling articles above: Pell says the globe was warmer in Roman Times, but ignores the much faster rate of change in recent decades as per profound NASA graph below. That is unnatural rate of change. It's sly commentary like that makes Pell a simpleton or a cynic putting millions of lives in jeopardy by promoting dangerous climate change denialism.



10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am 

Opening footage Abbott Rudd Garrett re increase polls for Opposition and insulation controversy. Press round up: Brumby holds safe seat, Bligh in Qld on skids. Quotes Garrett scandal story in Sydney Sunday Telegraph – but it’s hidden away in our copy.


PM Rudd is main guest – “industrial manslaughter” raised re Garrett. 138K industrial accidents, 130 deaths per year investigated. Accusation by Abbott extremely poor judgement. Waiting for police, coronial, safety authority.


2 core issues – 2002 standard on foil insulation. Training standards – introduced by Garrett. Prejudging by Abbott. Redesign, good idea gone bad? Huge programme wait for authorities.


ETS on climate – sticks by it like 35 other advanced economies.


Panel is Hewitt and Farr both of News Corp – health compromise with the States. Says wants to get it right. [obviously GFC has crueled the implementation – should just say it?] Farr goes on immigration for mainland processing.


Viewer question homelessness. Earnest response. Farr question about his “credibility problem”. Quotes GFC, hundreds of promises kept. Afghanistan


Overall PM Rudd looks tired.


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


Riley Diary 7, from 8.40am 

Abbott iron man theme. Interesting footage. Garrett “massive botch up” on insulation. Chats after – Garrett keeping his job. Tactically PG has done well. But practically still big problem beyond politically. Sullied the whole industry due to cowboys. [Riley exaggerates ‘4 deaths’ as if ‘foil over bare wires’]. 



9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.44 am 

Winter Olympics so no LO interview. Refer Sydney Daily Telegraph Saturday column.





Insiders 2: 9- 10am


Shabbiest week in Rudd Govt history starting with Q&A PM appearance, business unhappy, Garrett in trouble. [Barry Cassidy upset over PM appearing on Meet The Press earlier today. Everywhere including ABC except Insiders.


Riley style package Rudd getting sledged, Barnaby Joyce sledged, ALP Perrett MP stupidity. Abbott says Joyce hasn’t killed anyone with a policy. [But he wants to by cutting aid budget, as Abbott has with Iraq policy]. Garrett sound track.


Press roundup: Toohey - Conroy story about $250M license fee cancelled for free to air networks. Meglo says bankrupt economy if bailout every company after GFC. Brumby on racism. Middleton on Bligh polls, next election 2012.


Talent is Chris Pyne MP manager Opposition business on Garrett insulation programme. Call to suspend. [Motive to call off stimulus or safety? Opportunism now?] Relies on ministerial responsibility – Abbott record employer employee responsibility. What about Joyce heart of economic credibility. Pyne argues double standard re Keating on US debt [doesn’t wash]. Pyne flip flops on $250M fee cancelled to tv networks.


Panel on Garrett, Joyce, various


Meglo refers to indications of PM Rudd early burnout. [Compared I suppose to Abbott dangerously energetic empty vessel]




Inside Business with Alan Kohler  .

Kloppers on China resources client, CEO Pimco global bond traders.


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


Posted by editor at 1:54 PM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 14 February 2010 1:58 PM EADT

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