Julian Assange, Barnaby Joyce & Australian Journalism Lessons in Hypocrisy & Courage

Politics

This morning I awoke to the sounds of an ABC(Australian Broadcasting Commission) journalist pontificating on the Barnaby Joyce “scandal.” Apparently, according to the breathless narrative, the Australian people hate a hypocrite and therefore, Joyce was fair game.

The feeding frenzy around Joyce and his new found lover/staffer is set to continue for days until the fearless members of the press get their man and tear him down.

I’m no fan of Barnaby Joyce, and I think he deserves whatever comes his way. But for the Australian press to indulge in the public political execution of a garden variety National Party politician for “hypocrisy” is just a little rich.

The Australian press pack discovered integrity in a very small dose.

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