As I wrote in yesterday’s Crikey, the media were happy to give Kevin Rudd a free pass when he claimed that he was being tough in demanding Gary Gray be preselected for Brand when in fact Gray had no opponents.

But the media have failed to highlight Gray’s well known associations with climate change denialism, or how this squares with Rudd’s contention, made as recently as Tuesday night on the 7.30 Report, that the government has no credibility on climate change issues because ministers have only recently accepted that it’s happening.