A rare glimpse of the media putting 2 and 2 together and getting 4
Perhaps it's time for the Macquarie Dictionary to redefine number '10' and word 'wrong'
BY: CUT & PASTE From: The Australian October 25, 2012 12:00AM
HOW much will electricity go up? Ten per cent over five years. Modelling a Carbon Price, Treasury, 2011:
THE carbon price leads to an average increase in household electricity prices of 10 per cent over the first five years of the scheme.
Fifteen per cent in a month. TD Securities-Melbourne Institute Monthly Inflation Gauge, July:
DUE to the introduction of the carbon tax from (July 1), the price of electricity rose by 14.9 per cent.
Ten per cent. Julia Gillard, speech, August 7:
WHEN the government priced carbon, we forecast an electricity price impact on consumers of around 10 per cent, a forecast which has now become reality.
Fifteen per cent in a quarter. Australian Bureau of Statistics, yesterday:
Don't ask us. ABS, also yesterday:
OVERVIEW of CPI (consumer price index) movements. The most significant price rises this quarter were for electricity (+15.3 per cent).
HE ABS will not be able to quantify the impact of carbon pricing, compensation or other government incentives and will not be producing estimates of price change exclusive of the carbon price or measuring the impact of the carbon price.
Gemma Daley, The Australian Financial Review, October 17:
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard's celebrated and deplored speech against Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has prompted the national dictionary to redefine the word misogyny from meaning solely hatred of women to include a deep prejudice as well ... it will put Macquarie at odds with at least six other major dictionaries which define misogyny as purely a hatred of women.
The Australian, August 19:
I'VE done nothing wrong: Gillard defends record of time at law firm Slater & Gordon
The Australian, yesterday:
CRAIG Thomson says he is prepared to "fully co-operate" with police after officers raided his home on the NSW central coast, but insists he has done nothing wrong.
Commentator Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, October 21:
IN the 1967 film A Guide for the Married Man, a husband, played by a peerless Walter Matthau, is given lessons in ways to cheat on his wife safely. The most essential rule: "Deny! Deny! Deny!"- no matter what. In an instructive scene, he's shown a wife undone by shock, and screaming, with reason: She has just walked in on her husband making love to a glamorous stranger.
"What are you doing," she wails, "who is that woman?"
"What woman, where?" the husband serenely counters, as he and the tart in question get out of bed and calmly dress.
So the scene proceeds, with the distraught wife pointing to the woman she clearly sees before her, while her husband, unruffled, continues to look blankly at her, asking, "What woman?" Confused by her spouse's unblinking assurance, she gives up. Two minutes later she's asking him what he'd like for dinner.
Those were the days. Gillard, Hansard, August 16 last year:
I HAVE complete confidence in the member for Dobell ... I look forward to him continuing to do that job for a very long, long, long time to come.
Gillard, Hansard, August 17 last year:
I HAVE complete confidence in the member for Dobell.
Gillard, press conference, August 18 last year:
LET me indicate again today, I have full confidence in Mr Thomson.
Gillard, press conference, August 19 last year:
JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, do you support Mr Thomson remaining as chair of the economics committee going forward?
Gillard: Mr Thomson's got my confidence as I've expressed here today and in the parliament yesterday.
a bunch of inept lying thieving socialists
only thing they are good at is denying