Monday? Why? What happened while you were asleep? Well, Trump swiftly moved on from failure to insanity, the Internet signed a petition to right a court’s wrong and Julie Bishop believes in IS.
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Current Affairs Wrap. We’ve had terror in London, a faint heartbeat from Obamacare and a unique tribute to Harmony Day from our PM.
Thursday, you’re beautiful. What happened while you were asleep? Well, London was attacked on two fronts, North Korea embarrassed itself, and Freud clicked his tongue from beyond the grave.
With Ivanka having the ear of the President, I do not believe we should focus on nepotism. I believe we should look at her clashing political views.
Thanks to the findings of a recent study, we know that a majority of executives believe that while Trump is doing a great job, they want him off of Twitter. Vexing.
Sunday. The shortest day of the week – and what a week it was – with pettiness ruling, as Sean Spicer got nasty, and Peter Dutton outdid him, before McDonald’s cooked them both.
Rachel Maddow’s exclusive report on Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns exposes it for what it is: a deliberately leaked distraction from the real, serious issues within Trump’s presidency.
An unexpected comment, rattled chains beyond the grave and a rather awkies presser. Who musked themselves in #AusPol this week?
Welcome back to TrumpFact, a measure of the administration, sans coloured opinion; just the black and whites of absolute facts. You judge.
As it turns out, Pauline Hanson’s WA blockbuster was a bit of a flop. But as Hollywood lore stateth, we shouldn’t worry about it, we should worry about the sequel.
We’re all about objective fact here at The Big Smoke, so each week we’ll bring you TrumpFact: a simple measure of the good and ill the man creates. We won’t judge. That’s your job.
As far as weeks go, it was fairly tame. Trump gave a Presidential speech coated in platitudes, Barnaby Joyce was burnt by the limelight and there was a catastrophic snafu at the Oscars. Standard.
O, Humpday. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the US people defended their President, George Brandis forgot important stuff, and the A-League expansion is off for the moment.
While we can question the acts of Trump and co, I contend that we’ve misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.
Well, not bad for a Monday. We had Trump inventing a terror attack and the Internet biting back, Darwin celebrated the 75th anniversary of it being bombed and Rodrigo Duterte went off the deep end. Again.
The week that was: Kim Jong-nam assassinated, Gold Pass championed, Trump rejected… Plus some great tennis “love” puns (well, hopefully).
Well, good morning to you. What happened while you were asleep? Well the Trump-Trudeau handshake ushered in a new era of journalism, Meryl Streep practiced for her next role and Jacqui Lambie was eviscerated by a TBS alum. Huzzah!
Monday, why. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Kanye changed his hair colour, Jim Jefferies started a new social trend in #FlipOffASympathiser and the responses to Trump’s executive orders were tabulated.
It was a very shouty week. Arnold vs Trump, Turnbull vs Shorten, us vs the sun. But now that we’ve survived it (sort of), it’s time to go back to the very recent future…
The full effect of Trump’s twisting of language and facts may be felt overseas, as his governance tactics may surrender the ground won by democracy over the past half century.
Blergh. Daylight. Time for bed. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Jack Nicholson is back in Hollywood, Donald Trump got some reading advice and Centrelink will be held accountable by the senate.
Tuesday. The cruel, identical sister of Monday, oh joy. What happened while you were asleep? Well, conflict in Syria rolled on, the Queen reached an historic number in the job and Trump is now apparently Stalin.