Governments are sin – the media is redemption – oppositions are atonement. This is the holy-trinity business model for the media barons. Ever since they discovered that they are the pea in Westminster’s royal shell game.
The generic voter’s choice in elections is a choice between the persistence of media pundits, whose compromised employment means they must channel the boss until they almost believe their own verbals, and what is left of the voter’s browbeaten intuition after all the contagious media verballing and all their confirmational and coercive polling.
That political vuvuzelas like Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Bob Katter can even gain an audience in a so-called adult society is proof to me that the voters’ venality is being expressed as insanity. And the fourth estate is a cynical and exploitative urger.
Good luck with your atonements.
S Briskey, Burrum Heads, Qld