October 19, 2004


Phillip Adams -- who described me as "odious" during a recent Radio National broadcast heard by fourteen people -- imagines life in a parallel universe:

I was surprised and pleased by Howard's graceful concession speech. Not only did he finally say sorry to the indigenous population, he also apologised to the electorate for misleading them on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Indeed, he went further and begged forgiveness for embroiling us in that sorry escapade while conceding that he'd behaved unconscionably in the previous election in regard to the Tampa asylum-seeker stand-off. Howard went on to announce that he'd be seeking therapy for this condition and that Piers Akerman, Christopher Pearson and Tim Blair, among others, would be joining him in truth and reconciliation sessions conducted by Hugh Mackay.

The truth and reconciliation sessions will run into weeks hearing Adams explain his Krauthammer column and turkey fantasies. Incidentally, when I met Media Watch's David Marr and Peter McEvoy, they seemed genuinely alarmed by Adams' Krauthammer piece, of which they'd not previously been aware. Not that they’ve done anything about it since, of course, but at least now they know of the odious entity they’ve largely allowed to escape their attention.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 19, 2004 04:18 AM

truth and reconciliation sessions

This is newspeak for "re-education camp", isn't it?

Posted by: Robert Crawford at October 19, 2004 at 04:44 AM

Oddly enough I also live in a parallel Aussie universe remarkably similar to Philip Adams' where I attend therapy sessions with John Howard and Tim Blair only they actually turn out to be Natalie Imbruglia and Naomi Watts and they're naked and the therapy doesn't involve any talk about truth or reconciliation.

Posted by: Randal Robinson at October 21, 2004 at 03:33 AM

It eez tolerance camp, where he will be forced to learn to be tolerant.

All this shows is that he is a whiny little bastich

Posted by: Jordan at October 22, 2004 at 02:14 PM