Weekend open thread

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Don Quixote
15 years ago

Okay, so I’ve never posted in an open thread prior to this. Did anyone see the dressing down Keith Olbermann gave Donald Rumsfeld
during the week? It raised the hairs on the back of my neck.

whyisitso
whyisitso
15 years ago

Yeah, Nick. Let’s go back to the Wholesale Sales Tax. Great tax that now that the direction of our consumer expenditure is towards services. It was very simple (?!?!?), with not all that many different rates and you could always work out the sales tax on a birthday cake.

Chris Lloyd
Chris Lloyd
15 years ago

I watched the Sunday program today under the new format. The male presenter is an absolute embarrassment but they did come up with a nice format innovation. After Laurie’s face to face interview (with Costello this morning) the two presenters and Laurie deconstruct the interview – without the pollie there to spin and distract.

Costello publicly supported sales of Medibank private to the PUBLIC which he has been arguing for in cabinaet but losing to those who want to flog it to another health fund. He must be pretty pissed to be taking the argument to channel nine.

cam
cam
15 years ago

I don’t like moralising journalism much He also has a ready and waiting audience that he is speaking too. They will also propogate his message to a wider audience.

He may believe it, same as Murdoch may believe in Fox’s quest, but it is market positioning IMO. Both Olbermann and Murdoch would drop those station/program stances in a heartbeat if it wasn’t getting them audiences any longer.