I don’t know whether it’s that the Australian just hires journalists with really thin skins or that the water there contains some skin thinning chemical, but they always seem to overreact to criticism. The latest is from Caroline please preference Malcolm Overington.
You see, Gam blogged about Overington’s “only joking” endorsement of Malcolm Turnbull with this comment:
How did she manage to type that with the Member for Wentworth’s member in her mouth?
Overington didn’t seem to get the joke because she phoned Gam and tried to bully him into removing the statement and even threatened to sue him. Overington’s efforts to suppress Gam’s speech seem to have backfired and will result in more publicity for Gam.
While on the subject of Turnbull endorsements, as well as thin-skinned journos, he also has the cute puppy demographic
Over the next two days the Sydney organisation Dogs Group plans to drop close to 30,000 flyers featuring the beagle around Turnbull’s electorate of Wentworth in a bid to convince residents to vote for the Liberal candidate.
“Malcolm Turnbull has been a great supporter of dogs in the Wentworth electorate,” said Dogs Group secretary Nick Bury.
It is entirely coincidental that Bury is a member of the Liberal Party.