We really are in a post-truth era of politics; and for a change, Western Australia is leading the pack instead of trailing 30 years behind. As you probably know, we are a one emperor, one newspaper kind of town and we piddle ourselves over the notion of secessionism.
Actually, we are so provincial that, if we were stylish, we would rival the south of France.
Alas, we are not.
But back to our one newspaper.
The West Australian has been remarkably consistent over the course of this year in its grovelling sycophancy towards Premier Mark McGowan.
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