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Political name-calling hits new low

Posted by: 2UE | 28 November, 2012 - 12:35 PM
Julie Bishop on the latest Newspoll results with Coalition in front

Sexist name-calling has taken Federal Politics to a new low. A federal Labor MP has sparked renewed debate about sexism in politics, after calling Deputy Opposition leader Julie Bishop a "narcissistic bimbo".

Meantime Ms Bishop says a tweet by Labor MP Steve Gibbons describing her a a "narcissitic bimbo" was offensive.

Mr Gibbons also referred to Tony Abbott as a douchebag.

He has since apologised and deleted the tweets.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Hi Douglas, you say: "Murray, Oldfield and co latley? read Akerman or Bolt lately from the Tele same old boring labor bashing everyday as for Murrays TV show, the less said about that the better." There is no "labor bashing" here, these good folk are merely reporting the plain obvious truth that is truly exposing Juliar, deal with it, be a man and an Aussie if thats possible??

    Mike Friday 30 November, 2012 - 2:14 PM
  • ABC pro labor you say,had a good listen to Murray, Oldfield and co latley?read Akerman or Bolt lately from the Tele same old boring labor bashing everyday as for Murrays TV show, the less said about that the better.

    Douglas Friday 30 November, 2012 - 11:51 AM
  • To be fair I have never heard anyone on ABC blatantly barracking for one party as 2UE and a similar station does regularly. 2UE seems to be aiming to become the leader of pro-Lieberal media but faces stiff competition from the other station.

    Franco Thursday 29 November, 2012 - 10:28 PM
  • It is good to see the blatantly Labor biased, [un-forensic] ABC and other Labor biased media outlets, painfully allowing the Gillard "slush fund" affair to have some much needed oxygen. These people have obviously been blind for the last 5 Labor years! As the ignored ABC Chairman said 'we must report the news not make the news'. I hope Tony Abbott sells-off the ABC, once Liberal are elected.

    Jeanie Thursday 29 November, 2012 - 9:27 AM
  • "narcissistic bimbo". Why are they stuck on 'bimbo' They should be more concerned about narcissistic

    proud infidel Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 4:13 PM
  • Really what does anybody expect from Lie-bor gutter trash!

    Peter Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 1:42 PM

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