The front page of today’s Daily Telegraph is titled “Stanhope’s Poll Shock: Mean-Spirited Labor to lose control of ACT”
I tried to find the article on-line to link to, but I can’t find the electronic article amongst other Daily Telegraph headline stories including “How is that possible? I’m a lesbian”, “BB’s Michael furious over stripper” and “A f**king disgrace – olympians fury over road rage”.
The article reports an unreferenced ‘internal document’ that drove the coverage: “In a major embarrasment for the ACT Government, the panic-stricken Labor heirarchy has confessed support for John Stanhope’s regime is haemorrhaging and remains in decline”.
I didn’t notice any ‘panic’ from ACT Labor during yesterday’s budget announcement – which was not even mentioned in the article.
Apparently an unreferenced intenal document is more important than a near $1 billion ACT budget?!
The only conclusion I can come to is that the Daily Tele has still not forgiven Stanhope for trying to lure skilled western Sydney residents to live in the nation’s capital, and is determined to rubbish him at any opportunity.
Whether you support ACT Labor or not, am I alone in wishing the Daily Telegraph would piss off our of the ACT’s affairs?