May 26, 2003


John Howard says this:

"He has paid an extremely high price for that error of judgment."

And The Age hears this:

Resignation 'too high a price': PM

In quotes and all. Idiots. Thatís via Gareth Parker, who also points to a fascinating letter at Bernie Slatteryís place. Go read. Itís about the Australian Labor Party, Peter Beattie, and hypocrisy.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 26, 2003 05:10 PM

So, when will Peter Beattie resign?

Posted by: Indole Ring at May 26, 2003 at 05:36 PM

How about all the JUDGES that have allowed criminals to continue their lives of crime being forced to resign? I'd like to see that.

Meanwhile all the Hollingworth controversy is allowing Crean to remain as leader of the opposition. Which is probably exactly as Howard wants it.

Posted by: Patrick at May 26, 2003 at 07:23 PM

Bear in mind that, to the left, its not the crime but who commits it that counts. Hollingworth's real crime was that he was appointed by a liberal Prime Minister. Beattie is a Labor man and so will not be attacked by the chattering classes who persued Hollingworth with so much venom.

Posted by: Azza at May 26, 2003 at 07:58 PM

...except that's not what it says now. The head now reads:

Hollingworth was right to resign: PM

I don't know if it ever was what you said it was; you don't provide any proof.

Also, if you want to have a go at the story for being biased, note that it is AAP's bias, not The Age's.

I thought you said you used to work in newspapers?

Posted by: Bon Scott at May 26, 2003 at 11:16 PM

Oooohh! What a telling riposte, Bon.

Posted by: Norman at May 27, 2003 at 12:06 AM

The Age changed the headline after this was posted. As for AAP's bias ... they don't write the headlines. The Age does.

Besides, even if AAP did write the headline, The Age RAN IT.

Posted by: tim at May 27, 2003 at 12:45 AM

There's a better example of transparency,honesty,responsibility and prosecution of sexual offenders from my fine state;go to
Shameless is a word that Premier Pete has never heard of!

Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2003 at 10:55 AM

Will Hetty Johnson target Premier-for-Life Bleattie?
I think not.

Posted by: gmc at May 28, 2003 at 10:02 AM