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: WTF Labor? edition

The heavy panting from the press gallery over the possibility of another Labor leadership spill has been quite repellent, but maybe it isn’t just a blip in the news-cycle. Maybe the gallery really is onto something.

Media Circus: Budget 2013 edition

Since the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter, don’t let it constrain your media analysis. Any sociopolitical issue currently making the news is on topic, as is highlighting egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.

Media Circus: Thatcher Dies edition

I despised everything Margaret Thatcher stood for and used her power to achieve, but I’m finding some of the gleefully vindictive misogynistic epithets being chucked around by purported progressives is acting exactly as such micro-agressions are meant to act –… Read More ›

Media Circus: Knife/sword edition

Double standards are so repellently fascinating to watch unfold before one’s jaded gaze, I find. What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.