Why is counting to 14 so difficult for The ABC?

Rob Borbidge served as the 35th Premier of Queensland and leader National Party. His premiership lasted from 20 February 1996 – 26 June 1998.

So for the numerically challenged in the ABC – if you take away 1998 (when a National last led government) from 2012 (the year we are currently in) you are left with 14. That is, it has been only 14 years since Labor were in Opposition, not 20 years, not 23 years.

Why does the ABC Brisbane have such trouble counting beyond 10? Their number doesn’t even match with the Liberal Nationals estimate of 20 years they claim Labor have been in power, which is what the LNP are running in their political ads.

text by @redglitterx


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