Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Murdoch's Law - Part III

When a politician quotes a Murdoch newspaper or Murdoch himself, they lose the argument.

In Parliament yesterday [27/10/09], Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government said:

... In today’s Australian, in an article entitled ‘Dig dirt, Turnbull office urges’, it highlights the risks of electronic communications being leaked. ...

As if the 'Australian' (which is owned by the world's best known "Dirty Digger") is a journal of repute.

Keep an eye on your political representatives. Are they REALLY representing your interests? Listen to parliament (and by that I don't mean Question time - it's hopeless), or read some Hansard rather than rely on the monomedia to tell you what's going on.

In addition, an interesting day out can be had by sitting in the public gallery of your local council or State Parliament. The politicians freak out when they see their constituents sitting there.

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