Politics is becoming more cyclical, but only because the nature of politics is changing from what it was in the 20th century.

Some journalists might at least make at least some effort to keep the hypocrisy under check.

It wasn’t a masterstroke, it was just the way the ALP works.

What IR debate?

Monday, 7 November 2011   State of the parties   22 comments 

Others in the media, however, are starting to look beyong the phoney IR debate and pick up the embarrassment the reality is causing the Liberals.

Far from wishing to undermine it, the Australian media is joined at the hip to the current political system and is getting caught up in its problems.

Culture war bores collide

Tuesday, 4 October 2011   The Australian state   55 comments 

Racial/cultural separation, or whatever you want to call it, remains embedded as ever in the centre of our body politic

This Parliament has an in-built disconnect with the electorate that is no more likely to be resolved at the next election as it was at the last.

Ideology and lunatics

Wednesday, 27 July 2011   Media analysis   43 comments 

Whatever madmen do, no matter how horrific, has no political meaning. End of story.

Wikileaks’ very inability to differentiate illustrates, it’s not that such press freedom really means that much these days anyway.

At least Murdoch recognises a political fight when he sees it.

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