http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-26/coalition-support-leaps-in-latest-newspoll/4593938 – Coalition support leaps in latest Newspoll (Trigger warning: “smug bastard” photo of Tony Abbott). Does it occur to anyone else this headline is rather like “Phenomenal amount of rain didn’t fall yesterday”? According to this poll, if somehow… Read More ›
media spin tactics
Prime Minister Gillard’s looks would be irrelevant except that everything about her, including her appearance, has been represented in the media in such an incredibly hostile manner that you’ll be genuinely taken aback when you meet her. And it’s depressing, as a woman, to see this for yourself – the contrast between the Prime Minister as she appears, in person, and how you think she looks based on her appearance in the media.
As usual, please use this thread to throw your brickbats at egregious spin tactics and churnalism, but don’t forget to throw the odd bouquet when it’s deserved as well.
Intriguing analysis in this post from Steven Pearlstein in the Washington Post, although Jay Rosen notes that he doesn’t cover the complementary role played in this game by the news media playing up the confected outrage.
I just wish Labor as a party could put more people into Parliament who know how to tell their arse from their elbow.