Dr Mumbo

Brave new Labor

Dr Mumbo thought he’d woken up in Dubai when he opened up today’s Daily Telegraph. Story after story was full of praise for the brave government leadership as the newspaper took a crack at the sort of stories it claims media minister Stephen Conroy wants.

“Senator Conroy,” reported The Tele, “one of the most successful and handsome members of cabinet, gave the public a rare treat by playing in the annual Stephen Conroy versus The Rest of the World soccer match.

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“The minister especially stunned onlookers with an ingenious move in which he pretended to fall over so he could closely inspect the turf.”

Then there was an opinion poll article, headlined “Good news as Gillard the Great does well”, which concluded: “Despite the excellent results, it is important to remember that the only poll that counts is the one on election day, in which all citizens are free to vote for the government in any way they choose.”

And there was more: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday bravely defended Australian workers against attacks on their jobs by foreign raiders.”

Well played, Daily Tele. Well played.


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