It’s been a bad week here in Sydney, and the community, political and media response to the Lindt cafe siege has been, shall we say, uneven – although from my point of view it’s mostly been better than I expected.
It’s also been a bad week in Peshawar, where over a hundred students were massacred by Pakistani Taliban terrorists.
News from the rest of the world has mostly not been great, either.
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!).