While I am complaining about the media, if you haven’t read this excellent article from Grog’s Gamut, I recommend that you do. Not only did sections of the media make up this anti-Gillard story, they continued to carry on with it once their sham had been revealed by Annabel Crabb who acted as we would expect all journalists to act and went to the primary source.
Maybe, if we’re being scrupulously generous, it might be only one journalist who made up the anti-Gillard spin, and all the rest just copied it instead of viewing the primary source material. Still doesn’t speak much of their ethics, does it?
Brickbats all round for Dennis Shanahan (The Australian), Jane Cowan (ABC Radio), Simon Benson (Daily Telegraph), Simon Cullen (ABC Online). Malcolm Farr (News Ltd),
Huge stonking bouquets for Annabel Crabb (Twitter) and Greg Jericho (Blogger).