Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Australian decides not to frighten the readers – relegate a bad poll to an inside page

The tale of some recent Tuesday front pages:
Big and bold as "Coalition closing gap"
26 August – Big and bold as “Coalition closing gap”
9 September - Down a point so make it smaller but accentuate the positive
9 September – Down a point so make it smaller but accentuate the positive
23 September  - A slight improvement so make it bigger
23 September – A slight improvement so make it bigger
7 October - Behind in every state but WA but Tony's doing better!
7 October – Behind in every state but WA but Tony’s doing better!
21 October - Hmm. Dropped again so back to the single column and at least they like one thing about tough man Tony
21 October – Hmm. Dropped again so back to the single column and at least they like one thing about tough man Tony
4 November - This is getting a bit depressing. Page 2'll do for it.
4 November – This is getting a bit depressing. Page 2’ll do for it.
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