Tony the Tagger

This is a good description of Tony Abbott and the role he is playing in Australian politics right now:

They called him a ”tagger” which, for those unfamiliar with the game, is a tough player assigned to stick to a star player on the other side and prevent them playing their game by haranguing and frustrating them constantly.

This helps explain why the Coalition is so strong in the polls but Abbott’s personal ratings hover around the same levels as Gillard’s. Still, Abbott wouldn’t be Gillard for quids.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.