Media Circus: Best/Worst of The Year Edition

So, lists of this and that have started to appear. Some are serious, some are fluff, some are bitingly comic, and some are seriously satirical. Then you get the jolts to the system. I’d forgotten just how many lies the vociferous spin merchants of the American Right Wing Noise Machine can spew, just how thunderingly amplified their voices have become over the last decade, and how much the Abbottian/Murdochian/Rinehartian bloc want the Australian political media scene to duplicate that achievement.

Over the last few days USAN poliblog Alicublog has been posting installments of a year-end bottom-ten of the lowlights of 2014: The Year In Bullshit Parts One, Two and Three. There’s at least one more post to come.

Read it and weep.

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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