“I would like to thank the media shills for their undying support for Labor. It has helped to cause their demise. What’s more, it’s probably too late for any change to work now.” This is probably what Liberal leader Tony Abbott would like to say after the next election, whenever that happens.
Michelle Grattan is alarmed that the impending landslide will spoil the balance between the parties that is required for a healthy democracy.
Even those anxious to get rid of the Labor government should acknowledge it might be best to have a robust opposition to face an Abbott government.
Can someone explain to the likes of Grattan and Oakes that a healthy democracy needs frank and fearless reporting, “speaking truth to power”, as the saying goes? And free speech.
Pity we can’t have a cleanout of journalists from time to time as well.
UPDATE. In the meantime we need more of this, Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog.
Written by Poor Old Rafe
May 4th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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