This pointless brouhaha over the Kevin Rudd video has once and for all decided the fact that political reporting, and those that do it, in this country are incapable of what should be political reporting’s very core – objective policy and program analysis of all sides.
It is indicative of two things, I think; the fact that the traditional media have abrogated their responsibility for their actual job, the reporting of actual news, and the fact that the politicians are so governed by spin and manufactured news and absent of actual policy aimed at social betterness that constant leadership speculation can become the news.
A pox on your collective houses!
Media commentator, Stilgherrian, waxes lyrical (and justifiably potty-mouthed) on the same subject in his The 9PM Edict. If only the Press Gallery took notice.
I’m not holding my breath.