Disappointing start for Guardian Oz edition

1 Jun

Unfortunately, the bulk of political reporters are currently working more as PR reps for the Conservative side, instead of truly examining, dissecting and exposing what they ‘report’. It takes retired journalists and the Fifth Estate to do it for them, despite fewer resources, no easy access to the Canberra Press Gallery and almost non-existent responses from elected representatives, including their own. As has been said, ‘The truth is out there’ and it is an ongoing battle to uncover it, to discern it, but there are those who continue to battle for the sake of a too-often partisan and willing-ly ignorant public – those who will be most affected by careless voting.

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COMMENT By Barry Tucker                    31 May, 2013

Australian consumers of political news must be disappointed with the first few editions of GuardianAus, which launched last Monday.

With a core of former Fairfax journalists, it is being described as Fairfax lite. A story by David Marr on Cardinal George Pell’s appearance before a Victorian State government inquiry into child abuse was probably the highlight of the first week. A very well written piece of work.

But a story on federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s virtual forum with 8,000 voters in the Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury’s western Sydney federal seat of Lindsay epitomised the worst of journalism. In fact, it was the most pathetic piece of reporting I have read in the past several years.

To begin with, it is little more than a re-hash of a partial transcript of the forum, provided…

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