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Say what?


There was a lot of talk when this campaign started. Most of it negative. The outrage that people would be starting a campaign; against the no campaign the radio shock jocks and right wing media have been waging for months; was way too much for them to bear.

Cate Blanchett was bastardised not only in print, but in parliament. All because she had the nerve to say yes.

Even the shock jocks jumped on this! I didn’t know I had a vote! Bring on the election they ranted.

But that is not the point of the campaign. The whole idea of the ‘Say Yes’ campaign is to counter the ‘Say No’ campaign from the shock jocks themselves!

Remember this?

And as those rallies where an attempt to send a message to their elected members, so were the rallies organised just on the weekend. They happened. Trust me.

You may have trouble finding it in The Australian though.

Where the ‘Say No’ rallies received front page pictures and headlines, the ‘Say Yes’ rallies have not. Dispute the number of people that came out to do what they say no rallies were designed to do; influence their sitting members.

In case you missed it. When asked to come out and support the yes campaign, people came

Picture: Jon Hargest Herald Sun

Picture: Jon Hargest Herald Sun

AAP: Dean Lewins

Photo: AP

AFP, Rebecca Zhou

A. Ghebranious (All Rights Reserved)

  1. Jennifer Baratta permalink

    Enough said.

  2. jemima1 permalink

    I searched the papers and came to the same conclusion. The Oz is using the “look over there” tactic as usual.
    Can’t wait for them to go behind a paywall.

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