Dr Mumbo

Abbott’s ‘mission to destroy’ caption on Bolt Report: These things don’t happen by accident

Dr Mumbo was surprised to see footage of Prime Minister Tony Abbott captioned “Mission to destroy” during Network Ten’s The Bolt Report on Sunday morning.

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So could the unfortunate label have been the work of a disaffected junior staffer on the News Corp produced show trying to smash the system from within?

While Dr Mumbo isn’t crazy enough to subscribe to that particular conspiracy theory, it was fortunate that The Bolt Report was just about to offer its viewers some detailed analysis of the production process behind text appearing on screen.

abbott loves anal tweetThe Bolt Report dedicated several minutes to Monday’s unfortunate incident on Q&A, when the disparaging Twitter handle “AbbottLovesAnal” briefly appeared on screen. This, presenter and News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt told viewers, was a “smear”.

And just to add to the analysis, along came Gerard Henderson to tell viewers: “These things don’t happen by accident”.

Dr Mumbo is sure that by now the boss of News Corp will have followed the lead of ABC boss Mark Scott, and texted the PM to apologise.


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