Has someone made a wax dummy of Shearer?

It could be useful if the stunt pulled in Sydney yesterday is anything to go by…and boy are the pinkos upset by it all.

People queue outside an open door with a wax figurine of Julia Gillard

People queue outside an open door with a wax figurine of Julia Gillard

Where do you draw the line? When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact?

Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.

Except of course she isn’t, wasn’t and didn’t.

A certain wax museum, which shall remain nameless to avoid giving them the publicity they desperately crave, placed their waxwork of Australia’s first female prime minister among a cabal of witless, witting extras in order to take a few rain-soaked happy snaps. They’ve then sent them out with the following words:

“Following her dramatic fall from power on Wednesday night, Julia Gillard’s wax figure yesterday made her way down to a job centre in Sydney to start looking for a new job. After losing the Labor party leadership ballot to Kevin Rudd on Wednesday night, the former Australian prime minister was seen lining up outside the job centre with a resume in hand, pondering her employment options amongst other job seekers waiting to be served.

“And while Julia Gillard’s next calling in life is yet to be decided, she was quoted ahead of the leadership ballot as saying that whoever should lose Wednesday night’s election should retire from politics. With that in mind, it seems Julia thought it would be best to head to a nearby job centre to claim some income support while she seeks out other potential careers.”

Never mind the real people involved, it’s all a bit of fun.

Bloody hilarious…except for the handwringing wankers moaning about it all.

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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.