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good morning. Today on #Insiders are press gallery legend Laura Tingle, ninefax economics corro Shane Wright, and Perth radio host Gareth Parker.
The interview is with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
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btw #Insiders did not promote panellist Professor van Onselen’s column yesterday, which they usually do, under the #InsidersReading tag. Even tho his take on his friend Christian Porter was all over the show last week.
“pressure builds for an inquiry into Christian Porter *and* a huge March for justice”, opens Speers. These things are not unrelated. Womens activism is part of the “pressure”. #Insiders
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good morning. Today on #Insiders are guardian politics editor Katharine Murphy, ABC everywoman Annabel Crabb and murdoch columnist Peter van Onselen. The interview is with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
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as usual, Speers opens with what Scott Morrison thinks. This week it is the enraging bullshit claim that there is a question as to whether the law (it is not) or the mob (does he mean women journalists?) will deal with rape allegations against Attorney General Porter. #Insiders
the montage has multiple clips of Attorney General Christian Porter crying for the potential loss of his career and Scott Morrison claiming that rape allegations against Christian Porter are a matter for police or not a matter for him or whatever. #Insiders
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the montage is, again, politicians and journalists reporting and commenting on the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins in a Liberal Party minister’s office. Sympathetic coverage of the minister. Kelly to the cross bench gets a mention. #Insiders
the lies Morrison tells, and the despicable description Dutton gave both show that they do not believe women. They simply do not listen to or believe us. #Insiders
#WhatThePapersSay Rochelle Miller is seeking compo for her treatment by Tudge and the Liberal government. Wong met with the woman who took her own life and alleges a now-cabinet minister raised her. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are murdoch politics editor Samantha Maiden, Saturday Paper journo Karen Middleton and ABC radio host Raf Epstein.
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the interview is with Morrison government health minister Greg Hunt #Insiders
and a reminder: Maiden broke the APH rape story and Middleton has written extensively and courageously on sexual assault and workplace harassment in Canberra. So any interruptions from Speers are a man cutting off their expertise with his confidence. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are no fax columnist Jennifer Hewitt, and politics editors at the ABC and murdoch press, Andrew Probyn and Samantha Maiden. The interview is with ALP deputy Richard Marles.
opening spiel: a covid turning point. Should we stay with hotel quarantine given more virulent strains? National leadership is wanting (“bipartisanship is breaking down”). #Insiders
the extremely convenient and very false narrative about Morrison “struggling to rein in” his hard right colleague Craig Kelly is repeated by Speers.

*Reminder that spreading disinformation on fb is core Liberal Party strategy, not some side show. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are AFR journo Jennifer Hewitt, ABC and all-round legend Laura Tingle and murdoch columnist (and former media advisor to Peter Costello, Liberal Party ninefax boss) Niki Savva. This thread is not fact-checked.
the Speers opening spiel is that Australia is better off than most other countries, some cheap speculation about next year, and then #WorkChoices2, which is the perfect 2-party framing for the kind of conflict journalism Speers practices #Insiders
the montage is all #WorkChoices2. hahaha clip of Probyn saying last time a PM tried this he lost his seat and government. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday!
Today on the #Insiders couch are Pat Karvelas, Phil Coorey and David Crowe.
The interview is with Penny Wong.
#TalkingPictures is with Amy Remeikis.
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Speers opening spiel is on “an offensive tweet” and how the Morrison histrionics that followed [paraphrased] #Insiders
seems Speers is of the view that Morrison should have delegated responding to a troll tweet to someone more junior (ya think?) not that he is saying so directly. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Perth radio host Gareth Parker, murdoch editor James Campbell and Guardian politics editor Katharine Murphy. The interview is with trade minister Simon Birmingham, who will be called Birmo at least once on this cosy tory fest.
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covid eliminated in Victoria and borders opening up, is the the opening gambit. But “China has dealt Australia a heavy blow”. The tariffs are “punishing”. Speers puts no agency with cak-handed Coalition politicians. #Insiders
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good morning☀️happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Angus Campbell at 0900 hours, Saturday Paper journalist and An Unwinnable War author Karen Middleton; ABC politics editor Andrew Probyn and murdoch columnist and Liberal Party leader chronicler Professor Peter van Onselen.
the second interview is with shadow employment minister Brendan O’Connor. All tweets are hashtagged for muting convenience. Please do not tag journalists politicians media outlets etc in replies. Google snitchtagging instead of asking me why. Thanks. #Insiders
“a moment of national shame and a stain in the name of our most elite soldiers” is Speers opening line. So yep, the blame will be spread away from its source, the ADF and the politicians who unleash them on the world. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Guardian editor Lenore Taylor, ABC everyman Stan Grant and ninefax ponderoso Peter Hartcher. It goes for 90 minutes (bc US politics can not touch Canberra press gallery access to power). There is not one but three interviewees>>
the 3 interviews: former amnesiac, John Howard CoS and parachuted Senator, now parachuted ambassador Arthur Sinodinos; former prime minister Kevin Rudd who won office from opposition in 2007; and former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull who won in 2016, having lost 14 seats.
in other words a dull and orthodox sausage fest of mostly washed whiteness plus Grant who is deeply conservative and Sinodinos.
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Jennifer Hewitt of the AFR, murdoch columnist Professor Peter van Onselen and ninefax politics numero uno David Crowe. The interview is with shadow education minister Tanya Plibersek.
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the opening Q is how do voters judge ethics and integrity in politicians... in a pandemic. The framing is false equivalence, not as bad as mumblin Phil bad bad enough: two Premiers (Berejiklian and Andrews) in trouble for different reasons. #Insiders
montage soundtrack: tainted love. Righto Speersy. Lots of clips of Berejiklian doing her innocence act, Liberal Party males defending her in excruciating terms, and a lot less on stage 4 restrictions in Victoria. Frydenberg and Morrison’s politicking get a run. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Laura Tingle of the ABC, Guardian politics editor Katharine Murphy and ninefax Canberra economics correspondent Shane Wright.
as ever, Speers opens with the Morrison government perspective. He asks if “betting everything on a business-led recovery” will work? The answer is no. #Insiders
Speers then pretends that the government has shifted from income support to incentivising business. In fact, the government has “shifted” from a rorted wages subsidy to an equally rortable wages subsidy. Both are paid to business, not workers. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Karen Middleton from The Saturday Paper, ABC politics editor Andrew Probyn, and AFR government correspondent Phil Coorey.
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#SpeersSpiel: astronomical federal budget debt. Where will the billions go and where should they go?
[A: to rich people/to poor people].
billions will go to [what Morrison and Frydenberg have been saying all week]. “Handouts” to manufacturing, says Speers. The montage heavily pushes the revolting conceptualisation of unemployed people as units of capital (“jobs jobs jobs” from “both” sides). #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are TripleJ Hack journo Shalailah Medhora, murdoch politics editor Samantha Maiden and Australian studies Professor Mark Kenny.
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#Insiders is normally a federal politics show but Speers opens with the Victorian government today. Odd. He also mentions what the federal government says about “jobs”. The usual lies about “work” - they mean unemployment FIGURES - are repeated.
opening the show with the Morrison government perspective on “jobs” and what the Treasurer wants statistics to do. Men like Speers refuse to understand that this framing dehumanises unemployed people. We are not just latent jobs and statistics for political campaigning. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Guardian Aust executive editor Lenore Taylor, murdoch politics man Simon Benson and ninefax politics man David Crowe.

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opening spiel is a statement the prime minister made presented as fact and a vague question as to whether the prime minister will also do something responsible for climate change mitigation (A: no). #Insiders
next is a couple of press gallery favourites, the🔮bullshit of “the governments plans are becoming clearer” (there is no coherent plan, just claims to have one) and conflict journalism (“climate wars”). Lazy, complicit and unhelpful nonsense. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are purveyors of Morrison government messaging James Campbell (Melbourne murdoch attack rag) Fran Kelly (ABC Radio National) and Phil Coorey (ninefax AFR).
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“border battles turn nasty” = Scott Morrison ramps up nasty attacks on Labor premiers.
“relations with China steadily declining” = Scott Morrison is a hamfisted bully on foreign affairs too.
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The montage is not so much anti-China propaganda as depersonalise-Morrison-government-failures-on-China propaganda. Like Sheridan and Hartcher, Speers has figured out that he gets to look like a higher level international relations guy by faking China expertise. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are murdoch politics journo Annika Smethurst, ABC everyman Stan Grant, and late of murdoch editing now at New Daily, Denis Atkins. The interview is with Jennifer Westacott, BCA CEO.
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a deep recession, Speers opens, and calls the massive failure of national leadership “a strain in the federation” as all dull and orthodox thinkers do. Then it is ease restrictions, ease restriction, which Speers has been promoting since 19 April #Insiders.
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are murdoch columnist and ex-Liberal Party staffer Niki Savva, Guardian politics editor Katharine Murphy and ABC everywoman Annabel Crabb.
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opening spiel: “tempers rising” (that’s federal Liberal MPs and “business” tempers) over border closures. Recall we have also been repeatedly told state border closures are “popular”. Aged care. National cabinet fraying. #Insiders
montage: Chinese Belt and Road initiative (BRI) gets top billing. Liberal Party politicians and journalists talking about “these laws” and “this legislation” altho it seems extremely unlikely a bill has been drafted to authorise the Commonwealth to veto state deals #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are murdoch politics journalist Samantha Maiden, ABC Melbourne radio host Raf Epstein, and ninefax politics chief late of the murdoch broadsheet David Crowe. This thread is not fact-checked. I block snitch-taggers.
will David Speers break the habit of the year and not open #Insiders by presenting ABC viewers with the perspective of Scott Morrison? Let’s see!
inquiries are [PUBLICLY] exposing [to journalists, politicians] where mistakes have been made in this pandemic, says Speers, who then repeats his ill-judged tweet about the prime minister saying sorry. But there is a but, and we can thank Michelle Grattan for that. #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Triple J hack journo Shalailah Medhora, WA journo and broadcaster Gareth Parker, and 10 news reporter/murdoch columnist Peter van Onselen.

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as per, Speers opens with the comfy white world view. Job losses, he says, “federal ministers and businesses venting their frustration”. Federal ministers. Businesses. The frustration of precarious casual front line workers with no paid sick leave do not get a mention.
the montage is federal politicians and Dan Andrews who as everyone knows is solely responsible for everything that happens in the whole of Victoria #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Guardian editor Lenore Taylor, ninefax economics writer Shane Wright and Phil Coorey who files political gossip and Liberal Party leaks at the AFR. This thread is not fact-checked.
what is the government’s plan? David Speers is here to #ScottySplain the [absence of a national] Morrison government plan. Recall the Liberals spent an entire election campaign last year claiming to have a plan #Insiders
the montage heavily features what the Treasurer said in his three seperate set pieces this week, the income support cuts announcement, the REFU (revised economic and fiscal update) and subsequent #NPC explainer #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Guardian political editor Katharine Murphy, murdoch journo Annika Smethurst and David Crowe from ninefax. This thread is not fact-checked.
daily infection rate in Melbourne dropped by half yesterday. Good. Speers says it “appears the current lockdown is working” and comes as the Treasurer prepares to announce changes to federal income support policy #Insiders
montage is Melbourne and Sydney outbreaks and NSW and Vic restriction measures. It is basically framing “aggressive suppression” vs elimination, showcasing CMOs, various experts, Berejiklian, Morrison and Andrews #Insiders
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Karen Middleton from The Saturday Paper, ABC everyman Stan Grant and murdoch veteran late of the Guardian Malcolm Farr. The interview is with acting junior immigration minister (Dutton administers the Migration Act) Alan Tudge.
this thread is not fact-checked. Also I have been out of range much of the week so may be missing some context! #Insiders
do we really know how to live with this virus? asks the bloke who spent an entire #Insiders episode on 12 April advocating for easing restrictions, for the benefit of capital.
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good morning🌞happy Sunday! Today on #Insiders are Guardian Aus chief editor Lenore Taylor, murdoch man James Campbell and professor* Mark Kenny. The interview is with shadow health minister Chris Bowen. This thread is not fact-checked. I block snitch-taggers.
opening spiel from Speers is as usual verbatim Liberal Party comms messages. The phoney cybernonsense has graduated to a “cyberwar” ffs. The “sophisticated state actor” Morrison quote gets a run. As do the internal workings of federal opposition branches #Insiders
the whole montage is on the internal workings of federal opposition branches. Poor old Jane Norman’s commentary is showcased. As always, the endless factional hatreds in the federal Liberal and joint party rooms are completely ignored #Insiders
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