Even if Albanese wins the election, oligarchs will still run Australia | The Shot

Why we need a Labor Government

Fearful of a war with the all-powerful Murdochs, Albanese may yet embrace some kind of Faustian pact: go easy on me and I’ll eschew a judicial media probe. The lessons of recent history should dissuade him: in 2007, the Murdochs warmed to Kevin Rudd, who’d played nice with them, only to turn on him at an early opportunity. What’s the moral of that story? Simple: they’ll come for Albanese whether or not he plays nice. If Albanese launches a judicial inquiry into the media oligarchs, their bilious front page lies about him will be seen for what they are: sour grapes. That’s in his best interests. Imagine a battle of ideas, on a playing field that doesn’t tilt too egregiously towards the top end of town. Given clear air, progressive policies sell themselves. And that is in everyone’s best interests.

Source: Even if Albanese wins the election, oligarchs will still run Australia | The Shot

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