One-eyed for the two-party system

Friday, 6 April 2007 

In the old days a gushing welcome for a new NSW Liberal leader like on the front page of yesterday’s SMH would have been just a case of pro-Liberal bias.

However, if there is any media bias these days it is more to push the idea that there is still a viable opposition and two-party system operating in the state at all. Unfortunately, despite Barry O’Farrell’s ability to crack a few jokes and look relaxed at a press conference a more prosaic assessment buried inside the paper indicates the Liberal’s fragmentation has become, if anything, even worse after the election. “B’OF has been done over in his first leadership test,” said one Liberal MP on his failure to get endorsed his picks either for his own deputy or that for the upper house.

Posted by The Piping Shrike on Friday, 6 April 2007.

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