Midnight Oil

Subject: billy bragg and universal politics (nmoc)
From: "rick" <rickysan@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 16/11/2007, 2:14 am

                             I was just listening to 'It Says Here' by Billy Bragg.... a song written about a different country (England) ,and written more than 20 years ago...and it struck me how politics and journalism bias seems timeless and universal, and could have been written last week about Australian politics and papers like Sydney's The Daily Telegraph ....
                           The first 5 lines are :
It says here that the unions will never learn
It says here that the economy is on the upturn
And it says here we should be proud
That we are free
And our free press reflects our democracy
                                 Pretty amazing...describes exactly the 3 main points the Howard government has been hammering over the past few months (unions will destroy us...economy is flourishing...they are best able to protect us from the nasty terrorists and keep us all 'young and free') and are all points a free press, impartial *cough cough* paper like the telegraph has been flogging continuously as part of their 'Howard is the Sun King' routine....