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: Vegemite Chocolate edition

The very idea is undoubtedly an Abomination unto Nuggan, and Ed Milliband would probably make a mess of eating any. Bill Shorten will say something graceless, and the teaser for the SBS documentary will be epic.

What’s piqued your media interests lately?

Media Circus: Lest We Forget edition

The enduring lesson I learnt about ANZAC Day from the family members who served in either/both World Wars 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 our political class. I wish our mainstream media understood this ongoing need for vigilance better right now.

What’s piqued your media interests lately?

Media Circus: Metadata Edition

NB: updated 2015/02/23 with links (below) re Abbott’s counter-terrorism czar announcement

I agree with LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm on something!

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

Media Circus: Will They Or Won’t They? Edition

It seems that no matter how often Mr Rabbit tells us all to stop talking about who might move for a spill and that we should talk about his wonderful magic policies instead, still everybody insists on speculating about how much longer he will last as PM.

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

Media Circus: Gratuitous Knighthood Edition

The primary absurdity came with the Abbott government restoring the grades of Knight/Dame to the Order of Australia in the first place, such secondary absurdities as this particular captain’s pick were inevitable from that point forward.

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