ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Monday, September 23, 2002
 
MUST BE ONE OF THEIRS. I mean ours.

ABC news reports the toenails-over-the-line, arse-out-of-the-pants victory of the socialist-green coalition in Germany. Chancellor Schroeder has become the smelliest piece of flotsam left over from the European floods.

The ABC knows its for the best: The narrow margin of victory is a perilously thin basis on which to push through any of the major reforms Germany desperately needs to tackle chronic unemployment and ailing health care and education systems its "reporter" editorialises.

Those reforms were desperately needed last time Schroeder and his street-fighting, police-bashing chums won with a luxurious majority. He made the problems worse.

ABC news just assumes the red-greens have the intention and the capacity to do now what they wouldn't do then.

Keep the faith, brothers and sisters! He's got the rhetoric, the results just have to follow.