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(Abc.net.au)   Australian reporter to Australian politician: How do the poor secure meetings with you? Politician: Well, you know, business leaders are paying $25 grand   (abc.net.au) divider line 31
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2012-05-24 09:54:46 AM
Obvious would have been a better tag.
 
2012-05-24 10:01:40 AM
That seemed satirical or someone is really clueless.
 
2012-05-24 10:06:25 AM

I_Am_Weasel: That seemed satirical or someone is really clueless.


The same people are responsible for "the front fell off"
 
2012-05-24 10:12:09 AM
Wow. I can't believe he just came out and said that.
 
2012-05-24 10:20:43 AM
Either satirical or someone was punked. John Clarke is a comedian who does political comedy but isn't the Premier
 
2012-05-24 10:21:17 AM

make me some tea: Wow. I can't believe he just came out and said that.


Not real.
 
2012-05-24 10:44:52 AM
"Naww...That's not a bribe. THIS is a bribe."
 
2012-05-24 12:32:20 PM
Best part of Australia? Departure lounge at SYD.
 
2012-05-24 12:33:12 PM
You know who ELSE was an Australian politician?
 
2012-05-24 12:33:36 PM

SmackLT: make me some tea: Wow. I can't believe he just came out and said that.

Not real.


Well yeah, but Australia is a responsibly-governed first-world country. In the USA on the other hand, this is pretty much the case.
 
2012-05-24 12:36:20 PM
This has to be satirical, right?
 
2012-05-24 12:37:27 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Well yeah, but Australia is a responsibly-governed first-world country.


You really think that doesn't happen in Australia?

weknowmemes.com
 
2012-05-24 12:41:57 PM
... Honestly, subby?

For those too retarded to tell, this is satire.
 
2012-05-24 12:43:59 PM

HeartBurnKid: This has to be satirical, right?


Yes
 
2012-05-24 12:52:39 PM

Parthenogenetic: HeartBurnKid: This has to be satirical, right?

Yes


It is satire in Australia.....it is called democracy in the United States and 25K doesn't even get a handshake.
 
2012-05-24 12:57:52 PM

Citrate1007: Parthenogenetic: HeartBurnKid: This has to be satirical, right?

Yes

It is satire in Australia.....it is called democracy in the United States and 25K doesn't even get a handshake.


Ah, so you're another one who doesn't think this goes on in Australia?

weknowmemes.com
 
2012-05-24 01:13:40 PM
BRYAN DAWE: But isn't that why the poor need representation?

JOHN CLARKE: Well they've got representation. That's not the issue.

BRYAN DAWE: Well shouldn't they have equal representation?

JOHN CLARKE: Equal to the people who can afford to pay for better representation?

BRYAN DAWE: Yes.

JOHN CLARKE: Um, well there goes your market, Bryan.


Brilliant.

If we allow such a broad supply of access, demand will crash, and the entire bribery market will fall apart. It's basic economics, really.
 
2012-05-24 01:21:31 PM
Every Australian on Fark is going to wake up in a few hours and together produce a seismic facepalm at the fact that some crazy gringo has mistaken a Clarke & Dawe segment for a real interview.

Let me be the first to say it: strewth, you Yanks can be right galahs sometimes.
 
2012-05-24 01:55:46 PM
That was brilliant. I assume these guys are basically Jon Stewart with an Aussie accent?
 
2012-05-24 01:59:08 PM
The scenery itself is well worth $25 grand.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-24 02:19:42 PM

URAPNIS: The scenery itself is well worth $25 grand.

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I came close but wiggled free
 
2012-05-24 02:58:38 PM
Well, what do you expect from the country that produced this guy?

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
 
2012-05-24 04:20:01 PM

I_Am_Weasel: That seemed satirical or someone is really clueless.


Yes, it is definitely satire- here is this comedy duo's webpage

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/clarkedawe.htm

And here is John Clarke's commentary on the great Australian sport called Farnarkling!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFOImv3aTyo
 
2012-05-24 04:30:49 PM

LazarusLong42: That was brilliant. I assume these guys are basically Jon Stewart with an Aussie accent?


Yep.

The bizarre part is that they've been doing this for at least 15 years or so and the bald guy (who always plays the role of the interviewee who's cynically gaming the system) doesn't seem to have aged a day.

I think he might be Bilbo Baggins.
 
2012-05-24 05:32:46 PM

Trapper439: LazarusLong42: That was brilliant. I assume these guys are basically Jon Stewart with an Aussie accent?

Yep.

The bizarre part is that they've been doing this for at least 15 years or so and the bald guy (who always plays the role of the interviewee who's cynically gaming the system) doesn't seem to have aged a day.

I think he might be Bilbo Baggins.


www.collapseboard.com
 
2012-05-24 05:38:23 PM
John Clarke is a Kiwi who emigrated to Aussie.
 
2012-05-24 06:02:47 PM
Clarke and Dawe FTW!

For non-Australians: They have a once-a-week spot on a in-depth news analysis show, they are satirists, they don't bother with costumes or impersonations... Link
 
2012-05-24 08:15:05 PM

HeartBurnKid: HMS_Blinkin: Well yeah, but Australia is a responsibly-governed first-world country.

You really think that doesn't happen in Australia?

[weknowmemes.com image 479x356]


It might well happen but no one would be stupid enough to publicly admit it.
 
2012-05-24 11:13:40 PM
Yes, they're satirists (for anyone who hasn't got it yet), but it is based on actual events:

Nothing suspicious over meeting payments: Barnett
 
2012-05-24 11:17:29 PM
Used to be on a current affair with Wendt and Martin every friday. Those were great days. Probably the only reason channel 9 had such good ratings on such a terrible Hunch clone.
 
2012-05-24 11:55:22 PM
I love Clarke and Dawe.
 
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