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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:36 PM

Turnbull targets Murdoch over guns

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Coalition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull could get media mogul Rupert Murdoch on the phone, but via Twitter, millions of other people have been able to see their conversation.

A tweet sent from the Coalition frontbencher to the media mogul over the weekend - supporting tighter gun laws in the United States - has been retweeted more than 2400 times, with more than 1000 ‘‘favourites’’, as of Monday morning.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/turnbull-targets-murdoch-over-guns-20121217-2bii3.html

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Reply Turnbull targets Murdoch over guns (Original post)
shaayecanaan Dec 2012 OP
Joe the Progressive Dec 2012 #1
shaayecanaan Dec 2012 #4
progressoid Dec 2012 #5
Skittles Dec 2012 #8
Pryderi Dec 2012 #2
2naSalit Dec 2012 #3
ballaratocker Dec 2012 #6
shaayecanaan Dec 2012 #9
iandhr Dec 2012 #7

Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:48 PM

1. Good for you Malcolm!

I doubt that will happen anytime soon.

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Response to Joe the Progressive (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:55 PM

4. He is a former leader of the conservatives in Australia...

and is currently shadow minister for communications.

The reference by Murdoch was to Australia's conservative government banning all self-loading, rimfire and pump-action firearms following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996. The gun control measures were near-unanimously supported by all political parties.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:59 PM

5. Thanks for the info. n/t

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Response to Joe the Progressive (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:22 AM

8. "Joe the Progressive"

I like that

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:49 PM

2. Awesome. nt

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:53 PM

3. Glad someone called him out publicly.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:59 PM

6. I will vote Labor or Greens in the next election as long as Tony Abbott is leader

If Malcolm Turnbull was leader, I would have three options to choose from. I don't just say this because of this tweet. Malcolm is one of a dying breed: an intelligent conservative of the small l liberal persuasion. He doesn't talk down to his audience and is willing to cull conservative sacred cows if he must.

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Response to ballaratocker (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:35 PM

9. I would prefer Abbott myself...

Tony Abbott is effectively a "DLP stooge" as Peter Costello calls him - economically wetter than most Tories, but socially conservative. Malcolm Turnbull is the opposite - socially liberal, but very dry in terms of economic policy. Remember his calls to reduce the top marginal rate of tax to 30% - which would make the tax curve very nearly flat in practical terms.

Better a leader who is less minded to screw the poor, even if it is accompanied by some socially conservative rhetoric.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

7. LOVE IT

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