Hey Russ, while you're on old mate Rupe, have a look at Australia. You know that muppet of a bloke that was recently elected over there? You know, that guy who is denying any action on climate change, supporting old energy, supporting censorship of media and intent on keeping the rich richer and the poor poorer? Yeah, look into what wrinkly old bastard got him elected. Look at the horribly biased media campaign by The Australian (News Corp. that's losing $50m a year running the paper, mind you) and Rupert getting his little puppet in power to push his agenda on the Australian people.
You don't have to dig deep, matey.