OK, the dust has settled on the Queensland election, seems that Queenslander’s don’t take as much notice of Television Ads as Bob Katter had hoped . . .
Mr Katters Australian Party didn’t exactly get whitewashed, infact for a first-time-at-the-polls-party, they did admirably. Katters Australian Party Polled a nudge over 11.5% of the state vote, half that of the outgoing ALP’s 26% None of these dull numbers is actually what this post is about. A few weeks ago we ran Mr Katters Anti Gay Marriage TV ad (above), The youtube video went slightly ballistic, the comments however, are off the Richter! Read the full article »»»»
Australian right-wing politician Bob Katter’s gay half-brother Carl Katter has condemned the Federal MP for an advertising campaign attacking gay marriage. Katter’s Australian Party launched television commercials last night to put pressure on Queensland Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman, who supports gay marriage.
The TV ad features a colour photo of a smiling nuclear family followed by a black-and-white image of an older man and younger man holding each other, with repeated grabs of Mr Newman saying: “I support gay marriage.”
Carl Katter says he finds the ads offensive. He said that he initially thought the ads were fake, a joke. He said he was more concerned about the damage that they can facilitate in regional areas for gay and lesbian youth. ”But I mean it’s also a great indication that this fledgling party are trying desperately to steal the conservative vote, but I think it’s going to backfire.” Read the full article »»»»