[LINK] election called - Oct 9
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Mon Aug 30 13:39:53 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-08-29 at 12:39, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> In case you don't have the telly on [7 and 9 are the only ones covering
> it], the election has been called for Oct 9.
> Parliament prorogued [sp?] from 5pm Tuesday. Means at least 2 sitting days????
Ch9 in Adelaide was interesting. The PM's media conference was just
before the start of the Adelaide Crows v Port Adelaide Power AFL match,
which Ch9 were telecasting live. The Showdown is a grudge match between
the two local AFL teams, which both have a long-standing loathing of the
other. No sooner had the PM announced the election and started to answer
questions than vision changed mid-sentence to the starting bounce of the
If the game had started two minutes earlier my bet would be that Ch9
would have shown the AFL. It would get less complaints that way.
The ABC stuck with the gardening, and good on them. The old dearies
watching have seen enough elections come and go. If the pollies know
what's good for them they won't complain too much: Peter Cundall
would romp home as a Tasmanian independent :-)
The blatant anti-Liberal bias of the ABC has started already; the late
1:20am No Love For Johnnie (Repeat, PG)
although that may change, as the previous show is
12:20am Parliament Question Time
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