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Feb 19 4 tweets 1 min read
The Liberal Party is targeting its toxic attack ads at males on Facebook.

Happily for Scott Morrison, the press gallery spent the entire week advertising the same Liberal Party #CampaignComms for free.

the Guardian could have chosen a picture of Liberal Party politicians for the thumbnail on a story about Liberal Party attack ads. But they chose to publish the attack ads - for free - instead. This is how it works.
for the 2019 election, the corporate press advertised Liberal Party death tax lies every single day. We are still three months out from the 2022 election and already they are obediently enabling and facilitating the Liberal Party campaign.
there is nothing new about the Liberal Party seeding lies about opposition policy on Facebook and running their campaigns on a nasty mix of vicious xenophobia and toxic masculinity. They have seen it all before. It is a choice to keep backing Coalition governments into power.

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Feb 19
good morning from unceded Darug lands☀️today on #Insiders are 9fax columnist Jennifer Hewett, 9fax columnist and former Liberal Party staffer to 9fax chair Niki Savva, and murdoch editor James Campbell. The interview is with Liberal Party backbencher James Paterson.
this thread is not factchecked. It is not reporting. This is comment, representing nothing and nobody else. I block snitch taggers. Regular reminder that whatever Speers frames as “bad news” for the pro-emissions pro-corruption pro-sex offender party is good news for the polity.
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Feb 17
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it is not that they are committed to being honest with the electorate on how Jurassic their policy is and how clueless their ministers. It is a fundamental incapacity to adapt to contemporary reality. They are unfit in every sense.
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Feb 17
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they are incapable of attaching the lies Liberals tell to the Liberals; or a rebuke of the prime minister to the prime minister; or economic and public health and national security vandalism to its factual source.
under cover of the pandemic they pretended that audiences and readers - expressing disgust as we came to comprehend exactly how press conferences work - just do not understand how press conferences work. Morrison grade gaslighting.
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Feb 16
oh no David what if a rich bloke empowers political candidates who are committed to action on climate instead of fossil fuel corporations giving money to the parties of government so they keep increasing emissions #NPC
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they can certainly embody the politics of envy tho.
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Feb 12
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opening spiel: unholy mess, divided Liberal Party, weakened prime minister. #Insiders
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Feb 12
looking like some decisive swings to Labor in the NSW by-elections. Reminder that political journos never ever cite evidence for their claims about voters distinguishing between levels of government at the ballot box. Never.
ah yes the old internally referenced metric. Trent Zimmerman says we are not seeing the kind of swing against the government you’d “expect”. Same way gallery journalists always report economic indicators as better than “expected” - for the Morrison government. All spin.
remember when the pandemic supposedly favoured incumbency because Labor decisively retained government in WA, QLD and ACT even tho the Liberals in TAS limped over the line.
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