media circus

A (mostly) weekly thread focussed on reportage/analysis of current affairs, social media storms and the political process. 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!).

Media Circus: Island prisons

Disgusted. 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.

Media Circus: sigh/meh/whatever

Forgive me readers, it has been a while since my last media spin tactics thread. 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.

Media Circus: asylum seeker impasse

Everything about the way that our pundits are demonising boat-arriving asylum seekers while pumping out crocodile tears over drowned families is disingenuous,the way that most of our politicians are pandering to them is despicable, and the debate this week is framed around not even asking the right questions. Please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.

Media Circus: still all about Craig Thomson?

So what else is going on in Canberra? Or the state capitals? Or your local council? Are they all on the austerity bandwagon, having drunk the Austrian Kool-Aid like the Dems in the USA? Or is something progressive/constructive actually going on in your part of the world?

Media circus vs policy

Another week, another slew of personality-conflict and MP-scandal headlines. Who’d think it was Budget week in Canberra, eh? Discuss actual policy here, if you like. Or just heave brickbats at the worst of the circus acts, if you prefer.