Chris Trotter writes about the Green/Labour SNAFU…it is clear he is as perplexed as me as to why they are attacking a leaker when the opposition lives off of leaks.
WHAT A CURIOUS INVERSION of the conventional political playbook. A conservative prime minister defending the rights of the news media. The same Green Party that barred media representatives from just about every session of its annual general meeting championing a journalist damsel in distress. The leader of a populist party which owes its very existence to the successful exploitation of leaks exposing scandals, demanding the head of a political rival for (allegedly) leaking information and exposing a scandal. And, not to be outdone, a Labour Party hell-bent on making public the private communications between a journalist and her source.
If there’s a common principle linking these actions, then it’s extremely well hidden! Read more »