Oh, how our frail satirist would relish wiping the smug and pompous smirks off the factual, the noxious and the gruesome faces of politics this day.
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Alas, I didn’t work with Hillary Bray, the one-time Crikey efficiency artist gradually identified as Christian Kerr. Nor did I do know him sooner than his premature death this month. But if 2021 has proven one factor it is miles that every now and then a pithy mix of satire and ridicule is the very best technique to steal the essence of Australian politics.
Scott Morrison and his gang possess outgunned used journalism. Likelihood is you’ll presumably well bring it to mind: the kind that prizes info and steadiness.
He — and to boot they — didn’t originate up the intention of sidelining the fourth property characteristic of journalists. That started many years within the past with the media coaching of politicians who were schooled — by journalists, naturally — within the work of now now not answering the query. Then got here the 15-second sound bite. Then the weaponising of the 15-second sound bite by focal point teams. Then the query for “steadiness” which insists that each one arguments are reliable, irrespective of how crackpot.
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In regards to the AuthorDavid Hardaker
Investigations Editor @d_hardaker
David has an intensive occupation as a journalist and broadcaster, primarily at the ABC the set aside he worked on flagship programs equivalent to Four Corners, 7.30, Foreign Correspondent, AM and PM. He spent eight years reporting within the Middle East and would possibly possibly presumably well talk Arabic.