As is well known, the execrable Difference of Opinion is a direct response to the ABC balance police agenda. (Coming to a tiny audience tomorrow – are the kiddies connected or disconnected to phones and those intertubes and “what sort of adults will the digital generation become?”). I’ve heard it suggested it should be retitled “Moral Panic Monday”.
I can’t help wondering, though, if the rather intriguingly bizarre appearance of Dolly for two episodes of Australian Story (yes, the incredible true story of Dolly and his staffers and how funny Condi finds his wit!!!) is some sort of sop to compensate the Foreign Minister for the absolutely excellent Curtin. After all, we know that Dolly has strong views on the wartime PM.
Incidentally, how good was Geoff Morrell as Chifley?
“This is a nice piece,” Morrell says. “The writing doesn’t get in the way of the story. And there’s an interesting parallel to present-day politics. At that time we really were just the providers of fodder for the protection of the Empire. To have a prime minister who stood up to these foreign leaders and who genuinely had the interests of the people at heart, that really does bring into perspective some of the stuff going on today.”
And also not quite incidentally, can anyone imagine today’s men of
steel straw facing the sorts of challenges our WW2 pollies met?