The week that was…
Political reporting continued to swirl this week around the PM’s misogyny speech and related matters such as the MSM’s reporting of it, the community’s response and the shouty nature of political discourse more generally. Some noted that the ghost of Kevin continues to walk the halls. Others took respite in this weekend’s ACT election.
PM’s speech fallout and further analysis
- Katharine Murphy: Life moments in the kitchen of great House
- Bernard Keane: Defining terms in the great misogyny conspiracy
- Jonathan Green: Is it ‘fascism’ to look for our common humanity?
- Peter Craven: Our politics is conformist, not really sexist
- Tim Dunlop: Public engagement stifled by an overbearing elite
- George Megalogenis: Online sensation exposes Abbott’s gender card play to millions
What does the community think?
- Bernard Keane: Generation game – age a factor in views on Abbott and Gillard
- Peter Brent: Poll of polls
- Geoff Kitney [free]: Challenger Rudd wins the UNdercard
- Tony Walker [free]: Labor’s UN triumph leaves Abbott to rue rhetoric
Other good reads
- Jack Waterford: New front in the culture wars
- GrogsGamut / Greg Jericho: Queensland’s unemployment (and women) problem
- Peter Hartcher: We heart Howard – both sides want to be like the Little Master
- Mike Steketee: When Greens eat themselves