The enduring lesson I learnt about ANZAC Day from the family members who served in either/both World Wars (and later conflicts) is that political incompetence costs lives, and that the sacrifices made by the dead are best honoured by the rest of us keeping a really close eye on what our political class is purporting to do on our behalf. I wish our mainstream media understood this ongoing need for vigilance better right now, instead of the numbing hours of coverage of the minutiae of a commemoration ceremony that is focussed more on a big round number than on the failures of politicians then and now.
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!).