Kerry-Anne Walsh is upset about the use of polls by the “hate media” for political intervention to derail the Government.
She went on about obsession with polls bordering on the obscene.
The most obscene obsession with polls that I can recall was the relentless hounding of Brendon Nelson by the mainstream media when he was leader of the Opposition after the fall of Howard because he was polling poorly. As if it mattered.
During that time the worst administration in living memory was embarking on a series of half-baked schemes (remember Grocery Watch and Fuel Watch?), and a raft of disastrously expensive white elephants. And the Fair Work Act. And the dismantling of the Pacific Solution, and so on. How come the commentators even bothered to report the popularity of the leader of the Opposion. Really bad things were happening and they were looking the other way.
What was Kerry-Anne Walsh commenting on at the time?