Shorten’s shrill wind of censorship blows ahead of election

Australian Conservatives Release

Bill Shorten has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s playbook, trying to delegitimise his critics by screaming media bias. The differences are that Shorten’s News Corp paranoia is a hardy perennial of Labor’s political performance art and his situation is the polar ­opposite of Trump’s.

The Conservative Party encourages free thought and free expression in the media which is exactly what Shorten is criticising.

An opinion piece in The Australian says the US President attacks the majority groupthink and fake news that remains almost maniacally antipathetic towards him; Shorten enjoys soft, forgiving and supportive coverage from most media and lashes out at one of the only places that subjects him to anything approaching adequate scrutiny.

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