You can crush a man with journalism. ~ William Randolph Hearst
A random tweet from the Turn Left twitter seems to have come to the attention of a The Australian… (what do you call someone who works for The Australian… a hack?) writer.
Turn Left: anyone else appalled at hypoocrisy of anyone in the media saying that they are concerned abt effect frenzied media having on pollies health
*Hypocrisy was deliberately misspelled in that tweet.
This was in response to an ABC or an SBS tweeter talking about her concern for a particular politician pushed to the brink by a recent media frenzy. That tweet has since been deleted.
But the Turn Left tweet does not mention any particular politician, events, party, state or federal, in fact “pollies” could be plural.
Also, any person who is subject to a media frenzy does not any extra attention.
Get a grip – strange reaction to a fairly innocuous tweet, suggests there was something ungripped about calling attention to media hypocrisy
Not everyone in the media has written about it – so unless every single person in the media writes about something, the general term “the media” can’t be applied? Laughable.
And as for written about it – there was no reference to anyone in the original tweet, for you to think there is an IT, and troll a left wing blogger to defend yourself, is just another over reaction from a bloated old criminal (being the Murdoch media empire, I have no specific knowledge that Betty of Where-ever has been convicted or charged with any offence).
In the big picture, this was a meaningless exchange. In the smaller picture, why would someone feel the need to tweet grubby little tweets to Left-wing bloggers… A touch defensive maybe?
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read ~ Oscar Wilde