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Facts Behind the Story

Words by Rick Brown.

Much of the analysis of Ted Baillieu’s decision to resign as Premier last week can be summed up with one word: nonsense.

Comparisons with Julia Gillard’s ambushing of Kevin Rudd and endeavors to find an organized coup disguise the failure of the media to understand and report the implications of what they knew or should have known.

That said, journalists are in good company. Most politicians could not see the woods for the trees either.

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