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8 Feb, 11 tweets, 2 min read
geez glover could you share the deeply corrupted and indefensible campaign comms that Barilaro jabbered out today for amplification by media outlets on behalf of his political career any more times. I’m up to six times in the last hour.
he just. Keeps. Playing. And Paraphrasing. And. Repeating. Berejiklian. Government. Rhetoric. Over. And. Over. Again.
such a huge part of the problem. Propertied class white journalists who sit ideologically alongside orthodox liberal lies like marketplace of ideas. Veiling and legitimising neocon campaign comms. And on corrupted administration of bushfire money of all things.
VERY regular reminder that NEEDS-based public spending would by definition skew to areas held by Labor and the Nationals. NOT this fatuous attempt to retrofit imaginary past election promises to buying future votes with bushfire money. What election promises? Stadiums in Sydney?
not to be outdone, ABC radio PM reports the Australian PM “signalled” he will not take bold reform to the next election despite “comment” *cough Murphy Speers whole press gallery cough* that he might one day maybe at a future time perhaps do something slightly less fucked.
anyway. Just know that there is a concerted and co-ordinated campaign comms strategy to normalise their government corruption and gross maladministration coming out of the rotten burroughs that are NSW Liberals and Nationals. Berejiklian and Morrison have been at it for years*
*the NSW Liberals in particular - and of course Barilaro is along for the self-serving corrupted ride - led by Morrison and Berejiklian have been ramping it up since they got away with the great rampant and unlawful multi billion dollar vote-buying spree of 2018-2019.
and these apologists and legitimisers like van onselen and glover and farr and speers and murphy and the rest have the fucking front to 1/ breathlessly admire the “point” or “debate” or whatever the fuck and 2/ tell US punters that WE endorsed the rhetorical sewage. No, THEY did.
the invisibilised violence of propertied whiteness. I say this as a mortgagor white woman.
imagine if our hopelessly compromised political journalists collectively flicked that boiling frog cliche around and applied it to the horrendous destruction of lives, the planet, and not least of democratic principle, that Morrison and his ilk rain down on most of us every day.
not to mention the ones with no excuse - the “veteran” Crowes and such - for deliberately erasing all institutional memory of what social democratic policy actually looks like so they can personally profit from neoliberal cruelty. Boiling frog is a compliment to those shitclowns.

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