SBS is doing a program on the Greens next week. See if you can guess what sort of a program it will be from this callout (now removed):
SBS TV Insight
Does your source need to be local?
Are you a disaffected Greens voter, who thinks the Greens should have been more pragmatic on the ETS? SBS wants to find someone for Insight!
Are you a Greens voter who thinks they should have done more to introduce a CPRS when the going was good?
Are you thinking of changing your vote because of it?
Are you someone who thinks “something is better than nothing”?
We want to speak to you.
Contact email@example.com with your mobile number, and we’ll chat.
28 July 2010 @ 5pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time
(Successful sources will not be paid.)
I couldn’t see where they asked for Greens voters who are not disaffected and and have come to support the Greens as the only real progressive party remaining in Australian politics, people who do not fit the News Ltd stereotype as lentil-eating drug-addled hippies in hessian bags. Ordinary voters who actually support the Greens standing for principle, and not just passing counterproductive Liberal-Labor legislation the ALP utterly refuses to negotiate with them at all. I asked if SBS would like one such voter and they said, no, they had some Greens MPs to defend themselves. Well, of course – if you’ve got the MPs, why would you need to give a fair representation in the audience of Greens voters? Why not portray them as Labor would like, as dissatisfied dupes who’ve come to their senses and who should go back to Labor?
I suspect this is going to be another pile-on.