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May 26 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Scott Morrison instructed Border Force to promote his OSB policy on election day. abc.net.au/news/2022-05-2…
trashing the public sphere to the miserable end.
ABC radio is reporting this debased decision by the failed former federal Liberal leader as a “request”.
May 24 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
it takes courage to do this, before the voters change the government.
i mean I get why gallery journalists want to votersplain to voters what we achieved despite and not because of their ability or desire to communicate political meaning to the electorate.
May 21 • 24 tweets • 2 min read
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on way💃🏼🥂
well done, comrades.
May 21 • 40 tweets • 3 min read
lmaooo that graphic tho
“Bennelong and Reid are in strife” - ABC journalist on voters electing candidates who are not in the Liberal Party.
May 21 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
those values of fair go if you have a go - outgoing prime minister Scott Morrison with his usual soaring oratory.
conomy. Chievement. On every cayshon. He “believes in Straylans”.
May 19 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
hey remember when every major media outlet bar the age and guardian aus told us to elect Tony Abbott so the Coalition could increase emissions and be crueller and more xenophobic than Labor.
then they said to elect Coalition leader Malcolm Turnbull - who never held a public office he did not entirely fail at - from the Republic referendum onwards - because Labor defending its own policy, universal healthcare, was too scary or something.
May 15 • 35 tweets • 4 min read
bizarre rambling from Barnaby at this Coalition love in. He tried his hand at political philosophy by saying Labor Labor Labor [abridged].
the Liberal Party are playing Liberal Party ads at a Liberal Party event and the ABC is running them for free.
May 14 • 54 tweets • 19 min read
good morning from unceded Darug lands☀️today on #Insiders are Laura Tingle (ABC 730) Sarah Martin (Guardian Aus) and Peter van Onselen (murdoch/Ch 10). The interviews are with Labor leader Anthony Albanese and Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.
opening spiel: the campaign is in its last “desperate” days. He means the Liberaks feel desperate. Everyone else feels buoyant. The prime minister has promised to change, says Speers. He repeats the master campaigner lie. #Insiders
May 13 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
more than two million votes cast in five days. I wonder what that figure will be after tomorrow and before the Liberal Party “launch”.
when the party’s campaign “launch” is the leader’s swan song🤞🏼
May 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Workman telling ABC Sydney we are two weeks out ffs we are a week and a day out and almost a million votes have already been cast. They want to draw out the contest. Self interest as usual. Vested murdoch clowns masquerading as experts. On the ABC. Again.
keep giving a platform to people who have aggressively promoted the necropolitick of Scott fucking Morrison for over four years. Step aside democracy, punditry must survive.
May 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
they are still reporting his lies and self-contradictions like each event is an isolated and valid act that requires press gallery journalists of all people to #ScottSplain the most sanitised possible version of his “meta message” and “what he is doing”. My god. Fuck. WE KNOW.
Annabel Crabb is literally stepping us through how media are distributing transphobia for Morrison, as tho she is not media explaining media on the media, neutralising and invisibilising the human agency in newsrooms, the people who make these choices.
May 11 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
pivoting to delivering goods and services during a pandemic is literal productivity. It went to CEO bonuses and passive income dividends, to people in large plague-safe houses and neighbourhoods while frontline workers were policed for leaving their homes.
the greed and narrow minded ignorance of comfortable ruling class mouthpieces as they trouser pandemic productivity dividends that cost low income workers huge stress, extreme hardship, whole lives.
May 11 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
hearing glover trying to exceptionalise every seat the Liberals have recently lost to their deranged vanities is short circuiting my brain.
as @timdunlop observed earlier, the incumbent tory voice has kicked into overdrive without blinking. They do not have to conspire, or even consult each other. These people are lifetime-trained to reflexively and aggressively protect their own ruling class power.
May 11 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
they keep promoting that clip of Scott Morrison proselytising on finance portfolios in the abstract. Ask him the total cost of #Robodebt, cowards. To the nearest billion will do.
which Finance Portfolio Holder wasted the most public money on unlawfully persecuting poor people, creating and worsening mental health conditions, driving people to an early grave, and billion dollar plus damages payouts in the history of the federation is the question here.
May 10 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
everyone knows it is Phillip Street cheesh what a gaffe hey.
Macquarie Street is the doctors, Scott. Sydney is appalled, appalled I say.
May 7 • 59 tweets • 21 min read
good morning from unceded Darug lands☀️today on #Insiders are Guardian rural editor Gabrielle Chan, Ch 10 and RN host Waleed Aly, and ABC politics editor Andrew Probyn again. Interviews are with shadow education minister Tanya Plibersek and Wentworth candidate Allegra Spender.
this thread is not fact-checked. I block snitch-taggers. Mackellar is not an inner city seat. #Insiders
May 6 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
lol ABC radio PM is leading with a Voices candidates story, after a failed Liberal Party leader offered his commentary in another hemisphere. So telling who they listen to. This is why audience/voters with twitter accounts stay six months or so ahead of the press gallery.
no better reminder that voters with twitter accounts are streets ahead of vested press gallery journalists than Vince and team, who were attributed only (to my knowledge) by Michael Pascoe at TND. Corporate media either plagiarise or studiously ignore this kind of work.
good morning from unceded Darug lands☀️this week on #Insiders are ABC Indigenous editor Bridget Brennan, TSP political corro Karen Middleton and murdoch politics editor James Campbell. The interviews are with Liberal Party campaign rep Simon Birmingham and Greens MP Adam Bandt.
opening spiel: a jump in inflation, probably interest rate rise, and now cost of living is front and centre in the campaign, says Speers. #Insiders
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.
Apr 26 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
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.
Apr 23 • 53 tweets • 19 min read
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