Society/Culture Annabel Crabb

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Currently "ABC political writer and commentator" according to her Twitter account.

I think I hate her.

Today she wrote a story that buried the most interesting part at the bottom - Julie Bishop's dismay at Tony Abbott picking no women for his Cabinet - and decided the important bit was Melania Trump mistaking who she was https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03...rtner-foreign-minister-melania-trump/10887286

She hosted a cooking show which revealed answers to the important question: What foods do focus groups tell politicians they should pretend to love to look normal?



This was followed by a couple cookbooks





"So she does stupid cooking stuff, so what?"

Is there a place in the world for assinnine cooking crap? Yes. But it means she sucks at the political journalism. She never gives real criticism to anybody because season 7 of Cooking With Authentic Politician could be ordered.

This is someone the ABC puts on their election night panels. She offers no insight.

She's on Q&A tomorrow night.

If she's more interested in her brand than anything, what's the point?
 
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Currently "ABC political writer and commentator" according to her Twitter account.

I think I hate her.

Today she wrote a story that buried the most interesting part at the bottom - Julie Bishop's dismay at Tony Abbott picking no women for his Cabinet - and decided the important bit was Melania Trump mistaking who she was https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03...rtner-foreign-minister-melania-trump/10887286

She hosted a cooking show which revealed answers to the important question: What foods do focus groups tell politicians they should pretend to love to look normal?



This was followed by a couple cookbooks





"So she does stupid cooking stuff, so what?"

Is there a place in the world for assinnine cooking crap? Yes. But it means she sucks at the political journalism. She never gives real criticism to anybody because season 7 of Cooking With Authentic Politician could be ordered.

This is someone the ABC puts on their election night panels. She offers no insight.

If she's more interested in her brand than anything, what's the point?
Are you a closet Misogynist?
 

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Well I'm actually a fan.

Kitchen Cabinet was actually pretty revealing with Politicuans giving away quite a but in a relaxed setting. Her recent series on the parliament was also enlightening as to how the process works or doesn't work.

Her style as a journalist is non combative and non confrontational. I think there's a place for that.
 

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Well I'm actually a fan.

Kitchen Cabinet was actually pretty revealing with Politicuans giving away quite a but in a relaxed setting. Her recent series on the parliament was also enlightening as to how the process works or doesn't work.

Her style as a journalist is non combative and non confrontational. I think there's a place for that.
If she wants to be a lifestyle reporter then she should stop the pretense of being a political journalist.
It is not really important what a politician's favourite recipe is, nor is it consequential to their job.

"How parliament works" is best left for BTN.
 

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If she wants to be a lifestyle reporter then she should stop the pretense of being a political journalist.
It is not really important what a politician's favourite recipe is, nor is it consequential to their job.

"How parliament works" is best left for BTN.
Your not getting it.

You can often get people to reveal more with that style. That's actually a journalists job, not shoving their views down peoples throats.
 

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Your not getting it.

You can often get people to reveal more with that style. That's actually a journalists job, not shoving their views down peoples throats.
"Shoving their views down people's throats" is not journalism.

Asking questions about policy should be what it is mainly about. Sadly it no longer is.
Crabb is trying to turn political journalism into infotainment. It's garbage.
 

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What did politicians give away?
If you didn't watch it, then you probably shouldn't post an opinion.

But the sharehouse Joe Hockey ran at a profit with Pyne living in the garage was revealing.

As was Barnaby Joyce working hard for his eiectorate.Not a person I respect generally, but I do get why he's successful now.

Turnbull came across as petulant and a pretty petty character, not at all what I was expecting.
 

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If you didn't watch it, then you probably shouldn't post an opinion.

But the sharehouse Joe Hockey ran at a profit with Pyne living in the garage was revealing.

As was Barnaby Joyce working hard for his eiectorate.Not a person I respect generally, but I do get why he's successful now.

Turnbull came across as petulant and a pretty petty character, not at all what I was expecting.
What was the sharehouse story?

You don't need a 30-minute cooking show for politicians to say they work hard, long hours etc. They'll freely tell you all the time.
 

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Crabb does seem like somebody who'd get a juicy document and choose to do nothing with it because how will I get supermum Bridget McKenzie to come on the cooking show or help flog my cookbook after that?

"One time I had go from s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶s̶h̶i̶t̶h̶o̶l̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶w̶n̶ a lovely little town in Gippsland straight to the airport to get to Canberra for a Cabinet meeting. The Commowealth car broke down. Driver said it'd be a couple hours before another could get there. Ho ho ho Scott is a tough and fair leader but he doesn't like tardiness! It was a stressful 20 minutes until my staffer finally found an Uber. Yes... you do sacrifice being a parent in politics. Now let's talk about my roast chicken."
 
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She hosted a cooking show which revealed answers to the important question: What foods do focus groups tell politicians they should pretend to love to look normal?

This was followed by a couple cookbooks

"So she does stupid cooking stuff, so what?"

Is there a place in the world for assinnine cooking crap? Yes. But it means she sucks at the political journalism. She never gives real criticism to anybody because season 7 of Cooking With Authentic Politician could be ordered.
What you are conflating, is her wish to earn a proper income, and to put her kids thru some blue-blood school, and not have to rely on her husband being partner in some lawfirm, because if tragedy strikes she has to be responsible for a family if they have not taken out life insurance.

This is the social mores and economy of the last 20 years, it is few who have the select gigs as 730 host, RN Morning + Drive, chief writer like Grattan was at Fairfax, and the head pundit on Sky. Crabb and Raf Epstein were chief europe foreign journos in London and Moscow. They needed to come home to Australia. But their is a restricted amount of key gigs for the better journos. Hence, they either take the economic option, or, Raf does a 774 Drive, and may write a proper book every 5 years.

We can pot Paul Barry and poke holes in Kerry O'Brien and Leigh Sales, but this fails to recognise even the perfect media and perfect journo is contrived, the system enforces it.

 
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