It is but eight days since ‘this one’ Rebekah Brooks was arrested for concealing evidence from the wallopers but the Murdoch habit continues.
Not a mention of the Katter Party, already bigger than the National Party, in any of the printed Newspolls or Galaxys. Numbers redistributed as if the Katter Party did not exist.
No condemnation of Channel 7 under Mrs Thomson’s bathroom window. No investigation of the previous mental problems of Kathy Jackson.
No Newspolls, either, asking if Tony Abbott is fit to be an M.P. None asking do you believe Craig Thomson or Pyne or Kathy. None asking if the parliament should be judge, jury and hangman. None asking if Pyne should stand down as Manager of Opposition Business pending police inquiries into his alleged conspiracy with Ashby against the high official Slipper.
No seeking out of the fallen woman/women. No publication of her/their name. No word on the alleged conspiracy of Pyne, Ashby, Abbott and Brough against the second highest officer in the land; treason, some say, in time of war, which this is. This is a time of war.
No poll on Abbott versus Shorten, or Swan, Smith, Carr, Combet, Clare, Plibersek, Roxon, Macklin. No poll on Carr versus Bishop as Foreign Minister. Or Carr versus Rudd. Or Carr versus Smith. Or Carr versus Rudd as Prime Minister. No probe into Pyne’s brothel-creeping past, if any, and who paid for it, if anyone.
No, none of that. Silence gives consent. Silence is a form of concealment, and concealment as Rebekah knows is what you get arrested for.
Below this column is a great breaching of the silence of the sort that Murdoch would never publish, one that changes history and should be read by everyone.
Abbott has weeks, not months, to go.
And I will miss him.