Here is the famous encounter between @Gusface_Redux
and The Australian’s Dennis Shanahan
On Tony Delroy’s Nightlife on the subject of Newspoll and Shanahan’s Reaction to Gus’ suggestion on having an Independent Body to Audit Opinion Polls
First there was this:
Then there was this:
Was this a new thing about Tony’s Media Behaviour ? Fuck No !!!!!!!
Remember This ?
Well as Tony said to Mark at the time-
SHIT HAPPENS !!!!!!!!!!!
Gusface has been busy tackling the Anti Govt Media to dispel the Myths regarding various Govt Issues.
He has battled the Gatekeepers of #OhMike and Nightlife with Tony Delroy to spread the word – often with derision and attack from those who wish to spread the Liberal Line.
This post will be devoted to such calls.
Here he is speaking to John Cleary on ABC Local Radio on Sunday May 7th:
Here he is on #ohmike:
10th July 2011
And an earlier appearance on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife.
And here is Gus’ latest appearance on Delroy from earlier this morning, where he attempts to dispel the media lies regarding Foriegn Aid and Changes to the Parenting Allowance.
Also here is the famous call where Gus manages to upset Dennis Shanahan of The Australian about how Newspoll is compiled:
Another Appearance on Delroy by Gus – this time putting Delroy on the Spot re the Cow statement by Graeme Morris
The Following was posted by Jenauthor over on Pollbludger:
An open letter to the Australian Political Press Gallery:
Credibility and respect comes from doing a good job right, and with integrity. You are the conduit between our members of parliament and the people who ELECTED them.
As a conduit it is encumbent upon you to report with impartiality and not be seduced to favour the interests of sections of the community that have the resources to drive the narrative for their own benefit. That is the job of advertisers, not journalists or editors.
This farcical encouragement of politicians’ game-playing, the reporting of their untruths without prior research, and the general dumbing down of the electorates’ information is a serious breach of the role you are supposed to fulfill.
Alternately, the deliberate ignoring of, or twisting of, any favourable news shows willful negligence and deliberate partisanship.
You answer my contentions with ‘you get what you ask for’ but I beg to differ. You have the power to influence large numbers of the public. A person buying the newspaper for its sport coverage is NOT automatically endorsing of that paper’s current affairs coverage. Indeed, by collating a newspaper into a single whole, a news organisation prevents its audience from such discernment.
Many Australians are fleeing to online media and ‘new’ media out of dissatisfaction. If you want to have ANY hope of keeping you jobs in the long term, it might be time to be a bit more honest with yourselves and the public who SHOULD have the confidence to rely on your coverage.
Twelve years of a Howard govt. which slowly but surely pushed every aspect of this country toward the ‘right’ has developed an acceptance of right-wing thinking as being the norm. This is now perceived as ‘middle ground’. If you cannot step back and see how partial you have become, then the occupation of journalist in this country is lost. Even the former bastion of impartiality, the ABC has succumbed to unresearched tabloidism.
If this self assessment and correction cannot be done, then we as a nation seriously need to think about renaming our publication/programs and barring them from using the term “News” at all. As it stands, today’s publications and broadcasts really need to be labelled “opinion”.
Well Well Well – Crikey is Croaked AGAIN !!!!!!!!
But never fear A Frankview is here for Intelligent Political Blogging.
But Hey Karma is a Bitch for the Manchild who is furiously praying for Relevance as he presides over a dodgy website with the reputation equal with his idols in the Liberal Party.
While Sir Bilbo and his humble servants at Crikey enjoy 2 weeks of R&R and other earthly delights – A Frank View will be open for your blogging pleasure.
A Post which will discuss and rate our current crop of “Journalists”.
Please note that the Crikey empire will be closed for maintenance – on purpose this time – from 10pm EST tonight (Thursday) until 10am EST tomorrow (Friday).
In the meantime This post is here for anything you wish to discuss- even your private lives.
0. Labor is still the Australian Govt – They are terrified of 2 years, 104 weeks, 730 days, 17520 hours, 1,051,200 minutes and 63,072,000 secs
1. Unemployment falls to 5.2% in Sept
2. Inflation 3.6%
3. Public Net Debts 6.1% GDP & Aust Govt deficit is 3.4% of GDP and compares to deficits of over 10 per cent of GDP in the US and UK. Best Fiscal consolidation & spending restraint in the last 20 years
4. RBA Interest rate 4.75%, compared to 6.75% when Howard was voted out.
5. For the whole of the 2010-2011 financial year, the economy grew 1.8 per cent, the ABS said. Despite all the natural disasters during the year
6. AUD Vs USD 1.02
7. Trade Surplus – $2B jun 2011- Australia’s $2 billion-plus trade surplus for June brought the tally for the last financial year to $22.4 billion – easily the biggest surplus in raw terms for the past 40 years of records compiled by the ABS
8. “ALP best manager of money, history shows” – George Megalogenis http://bit.ly/jD9jYf
9. Australian families depending on one breadwinner pay among the lowest amounts of tax in the world and have become better off under the Gillard Government – Natsem
10. Investment in the next year in mining and related infra-structure projects $140B
11. Labor’s Tax take 21.75% of GDP Vs 25% under Liberals
12. No interest rise for the 11th consecutive month Vs 10 consecutive rises under Howard/Costello. It is now expected no rises in the future with a prospect of interest rate cuts before 2012.
13. The number of people filling for bankruptcy in Australia has fallen by 16%.
14. Australia safe from debt crisis: OECD – http://bit.ly/o4HGEI
15. Credit Rating AAA
16. We are in Asia
17. business investment spending is expected to grow by 15 per cent this year and another 15 per cent next year. – Ross Gittin
18. Australia in good shape if another crisis hits, says IMF – 8/8/11 –http://bit.ly/n7yK7k
19. Australia Stock market has finally decoupled itself from US. On 8/8 ASX up 1.2% as DJ down 6%
20. Capex investment went gangbuster in July and retail up 0.7%
21. NEW Treasury analysis finds Mining played minor role during GFC, it says service industries such as retail – which received a hefty boost from Kevin Rudd’s stimulus package – were crucial in sustaining the economy during its darkest days.
22. Spending survey shows we are better off than we think – YOU would not believe it if you listened to our politicians, but household fuel and power bills eat up no more of our wallets than they did six years ago. And petrol eats up less. he only comprehensive survey of household spending – conducted once every six years by the Bureau of Statistics – finds domestic fuel and power accounted for 2.6 per cent of household spending in 2009-10, 2.6 per cent in 2003-04 and 2.6 per cent two decades earlier in 1988/89. http://bit.ly/qbWVJw
23. For the whole of the 2010-2011 financial year, the economy grew 1.8 percent, the ABS said. Despite all the national disasters during the year. And the growth is not all attributed to the Mining sector. Households are not only spending, but saving
24. MASSIVE investment in resources and healthy household spending have delivered the best economic growth in four years and boosted the government’s chances of delivering its promised return to budget surplus. – http://bit.ly/qZuYDY
25. Wayne Swan – Treasurer of the Year 2011 – http://t.co/p1nywVMY
26. Global recovery stalled, says IMF, but Australia well-placed to weather economic turmoil. But the Australian economy has more scope to adjust than most countries, with the ability to slow its return to budget surplus if conditions get worse, and it will be buttressed by the continuing strength in Asia, the fund says. – http://bit.ly/oDr0d5
27. iiNet predicts 27% cost drop on NBN – http://www.zdnet.com.au/iinet-predicts-27-cost-drop-on-nbn-339322771.htm
28. UNHCR has put its stamp of approval on the Malaysian Solution and dispel all the negative propaganda – http://bit.ly/qGwguw
29. BHP Billiton $80B Olympic Dam copper/uranium/gold mine in South Australia creating 6000 jobs during a decade-long construction phase, 4000 ongoing jobs at the mine and 15,000 indirect jobs. – http://bit.ly/otdTFS
30. “The Atlantic magazine named Gillard as one of its “2011 brave thinkers” for her resolute strength in pushing through a carbon tax. “Whether you see the move as politically expedient or as a principled course correction, there’s no denying the risk that it entails in a country where climate change is a wildly contentious issue,” writes Geoffrey Gagnon”- http://bit.ly/oOKSHQ
31. RBA again highlights unwinding of fiscal stimulus as an offset to strong private investment.A big tick for govt management of the budget – Stephen Koukoulas
32. #NBN FTTH is on, goodbye Copper
33. Abbott has just signed his political suicide note with his Blood Pledge