Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Day 2: The search for the smoking gun : the media won't let up
Since the airing of The Comeback Kid on Monday night and the be-still-my-beating-heart revelation that a staff member in Julia Gillard's office had been writing an acceptance of the leadership speech during the fortnight prior to the events of the evening of 24 June, the media have been off and running. They want to be able to piece together a minute by minute expose of what happened that night - and, for almost two years, they have been thwarted. Hell hath no flurry like a thwarted journo!
To-day we have another minute revelation of questionable proportions. I'm not certain that even the happy little Vegemite remnants of the Kevin 07 campaign will be all that interested in this.
Meanwhile, we are about to be told about the success or otherwise of the government Aboriginal policies via the 2012 edition of the Closing the Gap Report. What energy and knowledge will the media bring to the scrutiny of this report? And how thoroughly combed over and headlined will that "news" be by the breathless media still searching for the smoking gun.