Indeed, so let us consider it

What I fear most is that these big job cuts have become so routine that the crisis enveloping Australian journalism will be greeted with a sad shrug by many, and even a little glee by a few. If we’re not at a tipping point now, when we really do need to talk seriously about public interest journalism as a vital cog in a functioning democracy, then we never will be.

So, do we need the Fairfax papers as a vital cog in a functioning democracy?

Ummm

Welllll

Ummmm

No.

This is just people being fired insisting “But my job is different”

4 comments on “Indeed, so let us consider it

  1. Read “public interest journalism” as ‘Chardonnay-Socialist opinion’.

    They’ve had this coming for decades. What really annoys them is the taxpayer funded ABC, A$1.2 Billion/year, is their direct competitor but they can’t say that, they’re all married to each other.

  2. Australia is a “functioning democracy” ?
    And not a hotbed of conflicting mateships?

  3. The legacy press threw off their mandate decades ago. The “You need us” defense fails in the internet/cable TV age. In fact, it’s a joke.

    ‘Politicians should join the fight to save it’

    What fight?

    Politicians and the press working together . . . that’s the problem, not the solution.

  4. Fairfax, being the Guardian and other wankers down under, are the exact opposite of “a vital cog in a functioning democracy”. They are active participants in fucking the country up.

    Go on strike. A year would be nice.

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