Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Hiding the bad news

It surely has been a long time since a new Newspoll did not make the front page of The Australian but it was relegated inside today. News so dismal for the Liberal Party, perhaps, that it was deemed too unkind to trouble the readers by giving it any prominence. To give credit though to Dennis Shanahan, the man with the unenviable job of putting a spin on figures to keep hope alive, he declared a fortnight ago that the figures were so bad that Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership was “terminal” and the fortnight before that his conclusion was that the Turnbull political career had been “smashed”. There was absolutely nothing in this latest collection of figures that would want him to change either of those previous opinions.
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