Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, September 29, 2002

On today's drone from Auntie's pet Marxist, Terry Lane, John Quiggin's whinge about Auntie's earlier mis-spelling of his name was sorted. All kiss and make up. John's blog was also promoted vigorously. Other Ozbloggers should immediately email Auntie demanding equal time.

Putting Quiggin up against Lane makes John sound like the Voice of Reason.

Today a review of the International Monetary Fund's review of Australia's economic performance.

The Lane doctrine makes it all simple. The IMF is a conspiracy of the rich countries to empty the pockets of the poor and further bloat the rich, to drive the poor out of the health service, cut wages, turn babies into tallow.

With leads like that, the bosses of the CFMEU could be made to sound reasonable.

John was smart enough not to directly contradict His Commentatorship.

If he had John might have copped the standard Lane response to unacceptable contradictions of doctrine: "You're not trying to tell me that....".

Brother Terry also dislikes crocodile wrestling and any nature program not narrated by David Attenborough.

Thought you'd like to know.