Hot off the press from thewest.com.au this morning, this sensational report attributed to Canberra-based journos Andrew Probyn and Shane Wright (how does this double-act work, I wonder – first Andy types a word, then Shane?), which actually predicts, verbatim, Energy Minister Martin Ferguson’s speech later today!
So confident is this dynamic duo that they have enclosed Ferguson’s future utterances in quote marks, which arouses suspicion that they may have bypassed the crystal ball for a time machine! What other explanation makes sense…other than, perhaps, poor phrasing? You be the judge. Here’s the evidence:
Poor phrasing. Sloppy! Should know better at this stage. Acknowledge source of quote. Future tense not appropriate. Re-phrase. Resubmit. Fail.