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Byron Shire
March 5, 2021

#99 Shooting the messenger

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Goodness, make you wonder how Labor could have been voted out so decisively. Those stupid punter voters just wouldn’t listen to your Labor Party mouthpiece drivel enough to see the real truth, would they, Mungo.
    The Echo needs a real political commentator, not a spiteful old goat who still yearns for his faithful comrades and a return of the good ol’ Whitlam years.
    It would be refreshing to hear unbiased analysis from both sides of the political arena from the Echo for a change.

  2. Mungo once again a distillation of fact and measured discussion rather than the ignorance and arrogance given to us by the Murdoch Press and the main stream media outlets. Please don’t stop despite being in the firing line of stupidity and mindless aggression. Without you we lose another chink in the armour of the defense of media dumbing down.

  3. Over the last 48 hours we have had a little bit of rain, about an inch in the northern rivers. This seems less than the big wet seasons we’ve had over the last few years. But the summer is starting to wet up. Too bad so many Sydney farmers and residence had to evacuate, and to lose their homes. And bad that a fire fighting aeroplane crashed. It is early in the season, maybe the emergency response to the next fires will be twice as courageous and alert.

  4. Lets look to the future, we can all look to the past and make comment but only the future should be on our legislators minds. Many people have a problem with the truth and find merely offering a dodgy excuse is sufficient . The present government seems to have shied away from the truth already, maybe seeking retrospective absolution is not enough.

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