Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, September 23, 2004

On last night's 7.30 Report, Kerry O'Brien gave John Howard the full treatment, including heavily editorialising questions and frequent interruptions, as pay-back for Howard black-balling O'Brien for the leaders' debate on Channel Nine.

Howard handled it with his trademark steely discipline, an offense to those who despise him and proof, to the rest of us, that he is better qualified for office than his opponent Mark Latham, who oscillates between whining and bullying.