Discussion starters for this edition of the circus:
- the chirping of Canberra press gallery crickets displays a strange lack of interest in the Ashby affair compared to their prurient forensic dissections of the AWU affair – read Bernard Keane in Crikey for a summary
- we’ve been discussing the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on last weekend’s open thread. snopes.com has a page dedicated to the various rumours around the shootings.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).