Why Such Limited News Of Our Prime Minister?

Who else finds it odd, mysterious,
There’s only limited news, no serious
Comment, on achievements of this woman
In a man they’d say were superhuman.
Abroad, she was acknowledged everywhere
As statesman-like. Here, no one seems to care.
Journos meanwhile with camera and mike
Trail a fitness freak on a racing bike.
Budget Day our Prime Minister is seen,
As PMs should be, on the TV screen.
For two days featured on front page,
The nation’s leader was centre stage,
Praised by bankers and economists,
Businessmen, even some agronomists.
Then a ‘story’ breaks. Will she, or won’t she, wed?
Consensus is, politically, she’s dead.
Meanwhile focus turns, with great fanfare,
To a Budget Reply that wasn’t there.
Last year’s election speech some say was smart.
I’d say, “Rubbish! Re-cycled by a media tart
Who seems to have press so beguiled
That ‘news limited’ to him is all that’s being filed.”

NOTES: This is a sequel to Tony Abbott’s Budgie Speech but also a commentary on the way that News Ltd. media outlets have managed to swing favorable comment on the government’s budget around to trivia around the PM and to ‘considered’ opinion on the smart move of Abbott in refusing to ‘reply to the budget’ and delivering an election campaign speech instead, a recycled one at that from 2010.

I also make reference here to the PM’s first overseas trip.

PRECIS: For the Poll Bludger 30/11/11 after comments on poor media coverage of the government generally, which led to minor misunderstanding with Talk Turkey at TPS!  Sorted out with with explanation that this is a precis of my longer pome above, written in April at the time of 2011 Budget debate.

Some people find it odd, mysterious,
There’s very little news, no serious
Comment, on achievements of this woman
In a man they’d say were superhuman.

Abroad, she was acknowledged everywhere
As statesman-like. Here, no one seemed to care.
Journos meanwhile with camera and mike
Trail a fitness freak on a racing bike.

Reports headline his stunts as smart.
No suggestion that he’s a media tart.
How come our press is so beguiled
That news limited to him is all that’s filed?”

Comments

Miglo,       15/05/11     Patricia, that’s exactly how it is. Well said. Can you imagine the reaction if Julia Gillard donned lycras and went bike riding?

BH,     30/11/11 at      Always love your polliepomes, Patricia. Good stuff.

Lyn,    30/11/11,   Nice work Patricia, brilliant, thankyou.     CheersSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Talk Turkey,   30/11/11,     H’mpfff!   Patricia posted this on PB so I’m re-housing it here. Patricia Why not post your pomes on both sites, everyone will applaud!  TELL HER Swordsfolks!

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