Patricia’s most excellent poem on the Monday thread was a reminder of how much negativity has been thrown at the government and aimed at Julia Gillard in particular. As posters to the Café have stated, everything from her accent to her earlobes to her clothes. I cannot help but think that this trivialisation of our prime minister suits the right wing agenda of promoting falsehoods such as that this is a do nothing government. A trivial PM, a trivial government the right wing would have us believe.
I was therefore relieved to note that at least one journalist in the MSM, Peter Hartcher is prepared to swim against the flow and state: