A cracked journo backs Gullible Garret and tries to shaft Bob

How fucking cracked is Paul Sheehan in the Sydney Morning Herald? Obviously he has a thing for Garret’s style of politics: sell out when you can. He sold out so publicily that Kevin Rudd gutted his environment ministry. But Sheehan is comparing Gullible Garret to Bob Brown, and his take is that Bob is the loser. Obviously Sheehan is regarded as a peer group leader among journalists, and that’s dangerous when government minders are looking for the influential that they can influence.

Here’s how it works. Press secretaries and political minders suddenly descend on an image maker and pour honey on his soul. Let’s play tennis; let’s do dinner; let’s party; and let us give you some secrets. There may even be a high-paying job for you and you can dress like us.How do I know this? I was a press secretary once and had to fight for Dr Jim Cairns against all the other minister minders. They said Jim wasn’t the reason everyone voted for the Labor Party in 72, it was for Gough. Problem was Gough wasn’t big on being anti-war until Jim convinced him (over eight years) and it was Jim who led the massive moratoriums in Melbourne and elsewhere. Everyone was out against him. The Liberal’s media minder boasted to the press they had something that would destroy Jim. They did. It was Junie Morosi. Meanwhile Labor in its honeymoon is wanting big favours from the media and they want to save Gullible, despite the fact that the leader destroyed him so openly.

Remember he lost Water and Climate Change. What else is there in his portfolio? Every environmental issue has those two things at its heart, although Rudd would deny it. What about the world’s leading pulp mill? Remember it’s going to spew dioxin into the sea and the air. No other “state of the art” pulp mill even uses dioxin. He wants Gullible in his ministry so he can argue for the mill again, although for Gullible it will be political suicide. Well, the mill does pollute sea water, maybe it has passed to the other portfolio.

Sheehan argues that Bob is shrill. Sorry, mate he is so cool he makes you look like a screeching Tasmanian Devil. And he’s been right about the planet for several decades and you, the media, have only woken up. Still the media was always ten years behind a new idea, just like academia. Oh, and the Labor Party just woke up as well, that’s why Gullible was given a gurnsey in the first place but Labor, like the Liberals, destroy for Party unity, just ask Julia. She’ll be destroyed by two portfolios because she will have so much work she’ll have no time to conspire on knife sharpening.

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  1. […] A cracked journo backs Gullible Garret and tries to shaft BobBy bridsonHow fucking cracked is Paul Sheehan in the Sydney Morning Herald. Obviously he has a thing for Garret’s style of politics: sell out when you can. He sold out so publicily that Kevin Rudd gutted his environment ministry. …Exposing humour – https://bridson.wordpress.com […]

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