You would think they would hope we would all forget

From today’s Cut & Paste in The Oz:

We gave him a hard time in 2007? We gave him our endorsement. The Australian’s editorial, November 23, 2007:

Mr Rudd has spoken of recapturing some of the reform zeal of the Hawke and Keating years … We recognise that no change is free of risk, but we recommend a vote for Mr Rudd.

The Australian preferred Kevin ’07 to John Howard! Why would they even bring it up? Have they no shame?

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21 Responses to You would think they would hope we would all forget

  1. And The Australian wants people to subscribe.

  2. Gengis

    You know even I make mistakes sometimes – but not often!

  3. herodotus

    Effing idiots at The Oz. Thanks heaps guys.

  4. Rabz

    The Australian’s editorial, November 23, 2007

    we recommend a vote for Mr Rudd

    I wonder if a certain Paul “is wrong (again)” Kelly was the editor of the Oz at the time? That embarrassing recommendation looks like it has his paw prints all over it.

  5. Art Vandelay

    They haven’t even had the decency to apologise. I won’t be buying it again until they do.

  6. Tel

    In the interests of honesty and decency it’s important for at least one newspaper to have some tiny bit of integrity when it comes to fact checking. Also important to point out Rudd is full of it.

    They haven’t even had the decency to apologise.

    Yeah, that would have been the right way to frame it:
    * Rudd is full of it.
    * We did endorse him in 2007, because we believed he was a proud fiscal conservative.
    * We apologize sincerely and promise to never do it again.
    * Piss off little annoying man, you problems are entirely made by yourself.

    Getting the tone right is so important in the dwindling legacy media business. Every subscriber counts! There won’t be any more coming when you piss away this lot.

  7. Fisky

    That’s nothing compared to The Economist’s editorialising for Kevin Rudd in 2013. It’s laugh a minute stuff. (I would love to know which of Australia’s journo-listers wrote it. Was it Michelle Grattan?)

    https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21584343-kevin-rudd-just-about-deserves-second-turn-lucky-no-more

  8. Norman Church

    But that mean nasty old man, Howard, refused to save the world by signing the Kyoto Protocol. He failed the great moral challenge of our time, doncha remember?

  9. Malcolm

    I remember it well and cancelled my subscription. After a year I resubscribed.

  10. JamesS

    And they say that The Oz and Sky is right wing!

    Savva, Kelly, Adams, PVO, Keneally, Richo …… on a bad day I could add Bolt & Murray

  11. Up The Workers!

    As far as I am aware, the only Company which is honest enough to readily admit that their paper contains nothing but crap, is “Sorbent”.

    In all the rest, the crap comes pre-loaded.

  12. stackja

    We recognise that no change is free of risk, but we recommend a vote for Mr Rudd.

    Rudd climate change is free of risk?

  13. Serves you right for ever supporting them.

    They don’t “do” merit. Principles are paraded as a political vehicle to achieve whatever the fuck they want. They are vacuous nobodies that purport concern as a real emotion.

    Our good faith is to be exploited for votes and implied political support.

  14. Malcolm Thomas

    At least The Australian wised up after the fact with Rudd.
    RE both Abbott And Trump, Kates has proven to have neither clear foresight nor hindsight, backing twits whose only achievements are to poison the chances of getting necessary policy changes enacted.

  15. manalive

    Rudd beguiled a lot of people who should have known better, no political pundit I can stand here today with my hand on my heart and swear that he never fooled me for a minute, I couldn’t stand him, from when he was shadow foreign minister seemingly every morning on the ABC’s AM rabbiting on with his plausible prattle.

  16. Up The Workers!

    Major “brain fart” from “The Oz”.

    Reminding us all of their culpable stupidity, is tantamount to the A.L.P. reminding us all that they chose to replace the Krudd/Gillard/Krudd Regurgitated catastrophic regimes, with a Leadership comprised of an accused child-molesting rapist and the spouse of a convicted heroin-dealer.

  17. Shine a Light

    The day is coming soon when Artificial Inteligence will tell us which politicians and newpapers are the biggest liars, which is an interesting thought to play with.
    I would imagine it would also be able to troll history too.

  18. Louis Hissink

    My extreme lefty friends told me Rudd was chosen then because of his wife’s commercial nous and that Rudd would also be more appealing to the business set.

    My eyes glazed and my mind stalled on hearing this. I chose not to comment and swallowed a few more red pills.

  19. Sirocco

    Rabz
    #2531961, posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    The Australian’s editorial, November 23, 2007

    we recommend a vote for Mr Rudd

    I wonder if a certain Paul “is wrong (again)” Kelly was the editor of the Oz at the time? That embarrassing recommendation looks like it has his paw prints all over it.

    I recall it was Chris Mitchell as Editoer in Chief who made the call to support Rudd. They were both queenslanders, Mitchell was EIC of the The Courier mail when Rudd was Dr Death under Wayne Goss.

  20. Rabz

    Thanks Sirocco, Kelly was simply referred to as “editor at large” at the time.

  21. TheSemiMentalBloke

    I acquired a profound hatred for that smarmy little prick from the first time I saw him.
    Even now the hatred hasn’t subsided. Hanging would be too good for that mongrel. Slow torture would be too good.

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