Government funded partisan advertising slammed
Saturday May 26th 2007, 10:21 pm

“Taxpayers will see through it. They don’t want their money wasted on glossy advertising designed to makeblaaaaaaaaaaaaacknessssss the prime minister feel good. [The PM] is about to boost government promotion to a massive new high. It’s time a brake was put on this fraud. There is clearly a difference between necessary government information and blatant government electoral propaganda. Now the government is going to use taxpayers’ money on a disgraceful scam.

“In any other business, the shareholders would revolt and throw out the management which wasted their money. The problem for the government is not communication. The problem is that it is tired, it has broken too many promises, it has hurt too many people. This propaganda blitz will make the electorate feel even more angry.”

“This grubby tactic will backfire.”

But just who said this about the PM driving his own political bus with government fuel?

It was Johnny Howard in 1995, speaking of Paul Keating.

Karma, baby.

– weez

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well spotted and beautifully illustrated.
keep at ’em Mate.

Comment by Bwca 06.08.07 @ 7:48 pm

I’ve just come from Dipping Into The Blogpond who has you (MGK)in their 50 best blognames list.

Comment by Bwca 06.14.07 @ 5:16 pm

whoa. 🙂 I’d like to thank the Academy, all me mates, me dog and especially Dr Jim, my journalism prof in my freshman year at uni- who actually (almost) coined the blog title. See post #1. 🙂

Comment by weez 09.03.07 @ 11:35 am

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