Media Circus: Sudden Resignation Edition

So farewell to Barry O’Farrell, and hello to a new premier for NSW sometime later today (probably).

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What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis or pointed twitterstorms etc in new media. Discuss any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).

Categories: ethics & philosophy, media, parties and factions

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  1. George Brandis is “shocked by the sheer authoritarianism of those who would have excluded from the debate the point of view of people who were climate-change deniers”.
    So, come next anniversary of the Shoah, we can expect to see David Irving being given a slot on the 7.30 Report because we don’t want to exclude him from the debate?
    This does my head in. There’s something about a fascist like George co-opting the language of liberalism/socialism that makes me feel in dire need of kittehserf’s leggings. This is worse than the Howard years.
    I am thrilled Bazza fell on his sword. I’m loving the way it’s being cast as ‘over a bottle of plonk.’ There are journos complaining it was unfair for Di Girolama to shop him. I’m not seeing it. Di Girolama bribed Baz, Baz didn’t come through, Baz was foolish enough not to make use of the system in place to protect him when he accepts bribes, Di Girolama dished the dirt, Baz doesn’t think he can tough it out. Hello life as a lobbyist for someone for the rest of his working life.
    Is this not politics in Australia as we know it?

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