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Apr 28 5 tweets 2 min read
the media narrative is solidifying. I’m hearing that bad economic and national security news - reportedly occurring independently of disastrous Coalition leadership in both (all) areas over these 9 years - might (as opposed to voters voting) enable Labor to scrape into power.
disastrous economic and national security outlooks are made to serve press narratives: journalists frame the inevitable result of Coalition governments as a shock upset to the garbage tropes they falsely attribute to 17 million voters and love to repeat at every opportunity.
waiting to see what press gallery journalists say about a week of Labor front benchers being provided - by newsroom bosses - with something resembling air time parity with the Coalition. If they concede it maybe turned out well for the Labor campaign, the switch is in.
Exhibit A. The monthly or quarterly release of headline economic figures - unemployment, inflation, the $1.2 trillion and climbing national debt, RBA interest rate movements - are not “sudden”. This is Liberal Party #CampaignComms.
there is one prediction I am game to make: Scott Morrison can not and will not survive as prime minister. Nobody with the power to make it happen wants to form government with him at the helm. Only the religious rump still support him, and there is nowhere near 76 of them.

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Apr 26
short thread on two days in the life of two men who meritocracy mythology tells us are, by definition, the apex of Liberal and National Party talent and *hard work* lmao two men who are breathlessly promoted by press gallery journalists as master political campaigners.
on Sunday, National Party leader and deputy prime minister and formerly disgraced National Party leader and deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce complained on #Insiders that his political opponents are campaigning with different messages in different seats.
that #Insiders episode was broadcast from Gladstone in the seat of Flynn where the Davids and friends dutifully shared concerns of “people” who work in coal and cattle and feel for the tuff coupla years Scott Morrison has had maaaate.
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Apr 23
good morning from unceded Durramurragal lands☀️today on #Insiders are Sydney Daily Telegraph national political reporter Clare Armstrong; Nine Entertainment chief political correspondent David Crowe and ABC radio host Patricia Karvelas.
the interviews are with shadow treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers and deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
This thread is not fact-checked. I block snitch-taggers. #Insiders
opening spiel: contest shifts gear, says Speers. Scare campaigns have “made way” for…
What’s the Morrison perspective, skip? Well, we did not hear it for once. Instead, a foreign policy issue emerged from nowhere. #Insiders
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Apr 20
ellabling us #Scottisms
when Jenny and I blaw our first house #Scottisms
wield more affordable dwelling units.
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Apr 19
lemme save you four minutes. This is dross. Its final, pitiful pitch - as part of the editorial reset that the ABC has attempted today without conceding any fault - is to conflate the press with voters who do not have an influential legacy media platform.
without conceding error, press gallery journalists and their colleagues on the campaign buses are the problem, not the solution. This pretzeling is crumbs for gulls and rubes. Classic fail trap. Strictly an oh well we tried and there’s no pleasing some people strategy.
admit the errors. Concede the mistakes. Own the misjudgements.
They won’t because they can’t.
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Apr 16
good morning from unceded Darug lands☀️today on #Insiders are murdoch politics editor Samantha Maiden, 9fax politics editor Peter Hartcher, and ABC politics editor Andrew Probyn. It is an unnecessary and indulgent 90 minute show with two interviews.
the interviews are with shadow health minister Mark Butler and foreign affairs prime minister for women Marise Payne #Insiders.

This thread is not fact-checked. It is not apartisan, and I reject phoney bothsides framing. I also block snitch taggers and am not your dictionary.
opening spiel: The Gaffe. Morrison’s transphobia. “Vulnerabilities” of leaders are bothsided.
What’s the Morrison perspective, skip? he may not be popular but we should vote for him anyway. The Gaffe. Transphobia, again.
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Apr 15
9fax journo: the press know nothing at all about each Morrison campaign stop; and their practice is to produce accompanying copy for staged photo opps, which they then distribute to voters.
Media provide this service at no cost to the Liberal Party.…
something that really irritates me is media operatives who assume selfies indicate approval or support for a high profile public figure. It is not. People just take them. It is the fame, not popularity.
the way they normalise Morrison very publicly role-modelling OHS breaches, broadcast far and wide almost every day, also gets right up my nose. A much more material concern than reciting numbers imo.
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