blog Your writer couldn’t help but be amused and a little flattered to see Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull take a few minutes out from outlining the Coalition’s telecommunications policy to the Financial Review newspaper this morning to slam certain, uh, rogue elements of Australia’s media. The AFR reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“He said specialist technology journalists were fanning a pro-NBN zealotry among tech-savvy citizens who wanted the ultimate broadband regardless of more feasible alternatives.”
The comments come just weeks after Turnbull accused the ABC of creating “relentless propaganda” to support the NBN project, in a stance which the Liberal MP described at the time as “embarrassing”. Oh, dear. Maybe the Earl of Wentworth is finding that not everybody regurgitates his copy as dutifully as Communications Minister Stephen Conroy appears to think the mainstream media tends to? It’s a tough world out there for multi-millionaire Liberal leaders trying to get their message across.
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