Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Weâre all familiar with the role of the Daily Telegraph (and its interstate tabloid equivalents) as power-brokers creating regime change in Australia.
And so, on the day after Senator Cory Berndardi makes headlines for âdefecting fromâ (leaving) the Liberal Party to found his own, all-new ultra-conservative party, you wouldnât be the only one to find the timing and nature of the following news story suspicious:
Yowies are being re-introduced to the market in Australia. This is real news. Hard news. For, surely, most of us didnât even realise Yowies had ever been off the market. Where was Tim the Yowie Man when yowies needed their profile raised?!
One of the quirky news stories that came up in the Twitter feeds throughout the day was Coryâs insistence on handing out Easter eggs to the press corps last year.
You know what this means, donât you: nationalism, bread and circuses â this is the first phase of bread and circuses from Bernardiâs yet-to-be-formed new party. Heck, at this stage, I wouldnât even be surprised if it were the âWowie Wow Zowie Yowie Partyâ.