Tag: LNP Dirt Brigade

Bumpy start to Victorian election campaign – Michael West

The coalition kickstarted its campaign with a 1970s-style ambulance dubbed the “Ditch Danmobile”, complete with its own Twitter page.

Daniel Andrews’ week went downhill as he was forced to bat away repeated questions about a 2013 car crash involving his family, after the young man who was seriously injured cast doubt on the premier’s version of events.

The timing of the Herald Sun story raised the eyebrows of Monash University political scientist Zareh Ghazarian.

Source: Bumpy start to Victorian election campaign – Michael West

Morrison’s desperate attempt to weaponise the death of Senator Kitching

 

WOULD THE REAL GUTLESS LEADER PLEASE STAND? Should the man who was, in fact, too gutless to face the victims of the flood catastrophe, who are still living in apocalyptic conditions, be pointing an appendage of any kind at others? As mentioned, the approach of using its own weaknesses to undermine the strengths of its opponents is an oft-employed and historically successful political tactic by the Coalition, dating back to the Howard era. In this way, any suggestion of a crack in the “enemy’s” armour, in this case, suggestions of Labor Party bullying, is amplified to such a degree that the spotlight moves away from bigger concerns, providing fodder for the willing media and creating a false sense of equivalency. Let’s not fall for it again.

Source: Morrison’s desperate attempt to weaponise the death of Senator Kitching

Weaponising Senator Kimberley Kitching’s death is vile and distasteful – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This week I witnessed the worst character traits of human behavior play out on my television screen as a Prime Minister in dire straits regarding his, and his party’s, popularity tried to weaponize a death for political gain, assisted by some elements of a partisan media which commenced with an article written by Shari Markson and published in The Australian on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. To my knowledge, Ms. Markson has never written a positive word about the ALP, and of course, the Murdochracy which owns The Australian has pinned its political colors to the mast supporting the Liberal Party since about 2009. To say the article and Mr. Morrison’s behavior was vile and distasteful is an understatement. Some of you may be feeling inclined to say, “Michael, you’re an ALP member”, which I am, and I am proud of it, but hear me out as this is an important statement I make for the future of our entire democracy, including for the Liberal Party.

Source: Weaponising Senator Kimberley Kitching’s death is vile and distasteful – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Albanese: Kimberley Kitching never said a word to me about bullying

The REAL STORY is News Corpse and the LNP Dirt Brigade. Kitching never complained

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says the late senator Kimberley Kitching never raised complaints of bullying with him as he labelled political debate about her death “not constructive”. Reports have emerged about the stress the late senator was under within her own party before her death from a suspected heart attack, with Labor senators Kristina Keneally, Penny Wong and Katy Gallagher named in media reports as having ostracised her. In a joint statement released on Friday, the three denied the claims and said it was necessary to respond, given the “hurtful statements” that continue to be made.

Source: Albanese: Kimberley Kitching never said a word to me about bullying

Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s mud throwing is worse than it seems

Why do we forget the LNP has a Dirt Brigade that briefs Morrison?

Scott Morrison’s dirt unit – the one that briefs the Prime Minister on gossip about press gallery bureaux but apparently not about alleged rape in a minister’s office down the hall – is worse than it seemed last week.

Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s mud throwing is worse than it seems