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Why is The Age running this poll? Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 09 January 2011


 The Age ran a poll closing at midnight on Friday 7 January. It was headed "Royal romance". 


The question related very much to the Age's current agenda -  but the newspaper surprisingly chose to mention that.

We've suggested an editorial below that The Age should run.

In any event the question was:

"Are you interested in Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding?" 


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  ...The poll closed on 7 January, The Age announcing the following result....





 

Yes

49%

No

51%

Total votes: 1553.

.

...The poll carried this obvious disclaimer but said nothing about The Age's real policy...

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.



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...Editorial,,,



The Age today is the most 'passionately' republican and anti-Australian Flag newspaper in the nation. So why is it published under a variation of the Royal Coat of Arms?

And why didn't The Age reveal it had a vested interest in the answer. For example ,

" As you know this newsper is dedicated to removing the Crown from our constitutional system.

We don't know what sort of politicians' republic should replace it- in fact we're not terribly concerned baout the model as long as we get rid of the Crown.

Also we want the Australian Flag shredded- as soon as possible. We have no idea what should repalce it. But that's beside the point. We can tell you later about that.

The Editor"

 

[ An earlier version of this column was posted on 7 January, 2010]

 

 

 
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