Cold War scholars may be reminded of a mood that prevailed in the early 1960s, although the US and the USSR were never quite this hostile. Reporters following developments essentially found themselves in a siege situation:and the final post as at 8:44 PMBefore leaving Melbourne, journalists were bused to an airport hangar only to see Ms Gillard’s commonwealth car drive past.Is this before or after the blindfolds?
They were then taken by bus to a different airfield location to board a separate flight to Brisbane.
After landing, the photographer and video cameraman allowed to attend the meeting left in a media vehicle accompanied by a Gillard staffer.
They were told they would later change vehicles to a taxi.The remaining media were bundled on to a bus to be taken to an undisclosed location, where …… they were shot and dumped in a pit. Well, it wouldn’t exactly be a surprise. They knew too much. About the meeting! All of this was mere prelude to the meeting itself:
POPCORN TIME (a round up of many comments about the unfolding ALP circus)