The Daily Telegraph is confused, and confusing readers, with this headline:
Because what would be far more accurate is:
Greens voters choosing to put Liberals below Labor keep Abbott out of the Lodge
Do you get the distinction? Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd (now openly barracking for the conservatives around the country) certainly hopes you don’t.
AND: I’m sure it’s A TOTAL COINCIDENCE that the papers now calling for Abbott to be PM are the same ones who massively beat up all the anti-Labor stories to the point where their more gullible readers probably believe that every house that burns down is Peter Garrett’s fault, Julia Gillard spends billions of dollars per school hall, and that under Kevin Rudd all the mines were actually going to close down and their precious resources left abandoned underground. No matter how ridiculous these lines are when you think about them.
But it’s not like the Murdoch media have been building to this conclusion, cynically, carefully, drip by drip, for over a year – no, they just report the News. Look, it’s in their name!