It seems there is a strange disease infecting political journalists all across the country. From the ABC and Murdoch media (but, I repeat myself), to reporters and newsreaders and journalists everywhere.
It is spreading at an alarming rate, Latika Bourke says it with increasing frequently:
… and various mutations have been noticed.
There is the Misha Schubert variant: Tony Abbott told us
ABCs Chief Political Correspondent Sabra Lane, with her own The Opposition Says defends this practice, other wise the Opposition would have so much trouble getting their message out to the public.
I know Sabra, it must be so difficult being Opposition Leader in a country with almost the entire media hostile to the Opposition… oh wait… it is the actual Government the media are hostile towards. With one media division – Murdoch – actually on record of wanting to destroy the Greens, the governemnts partner.
Without your questions and parroting what the Opposition says, Sabra, without your diligence, Sabra, the Opposition would get, as Sabra Lane says
How about examining why Tony Abbott says what he says? Maybe… and I am going out on a limb here, but why not get a contrasting opinion from the government – I know, controversial suggestion! talking to the Government. Instead we have political reporters across the country, who are just taking at face value, that what Tony Abbott says is, as Tony Abbott says
I think it’s well past time for the ABC news department to start buying Thesauruses.
And this is what Redglitterx, for TurnLeft, says.