[First filed: May 20, 2009 @ 12:17]
The Liberals have come into the possession of a very interesting email and have kindly put together some supporting documentation which they have punted on, we assume not just to us here in the RiotACT bunker. Keep an eye out for who picks up on this, who does not, and how much government advertising they receive.
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First point of interest is the email being sent by Jeremy Lasek, the man who can take a trip to WIN and come back with the scalps of the Chief of Staff and a political reporter when displeased.
I also love that the same email seeking a brief on the situation can also contain a command to start “attacking the reporting”.
In any event it confirms a lot of suspicions about the way things work down on London Circuit.
UPDATED: Zed Seselja has now put his views on the issue, making a two good points which I hadn’t considered.
First is that Government advertising was ordered here for expressly political considerations. Again most of us all suspected it, but this confirms it. The other is that the supposedly arms length LDA is jumping through hoops like a trained poodle.
FURTHER UPDATE: Last night WIN lead their bulletin with this one, also deeply un-impressed with the line about “attacking reporting”. Also the Canberra Times has lead with the story.