Felix Marwick has had a little tanty on the NewstalkZB website. It is obvious who he is aiming his article at, since I am about the only person calling out the media for their sooky-lala over-reaction.
I’m flattered Felix, a whole article just for me. Time for some fun.
The Press Galleryâ€™s been the news rather than reporting the news over the last week or so and it seems thatâ€™s ruffled some peoplesâ€™ sensibilities. Weâ€™ve raised a hue and a cry over the treatment of our colleague, Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance, by Parliamentary services and the Henry Inquiry, and it seems there are those who feel weâ€™ve become a little self absorbed.
In fact there are some whoâ€™ve labelled us whiny, self-obsessed, and out of touch with the public.
Yep because you are.
Granted, I accept there will be many who have little time for my profession. Annual trust and respect surveys make it clear that for many of you your esteem for us is somewhere at the level whale poo ends up. Weâ€™re not popular. Iâ€™m fine with that. Thatâ€™s not what weâ€™re here for.
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