Crikey's Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane caught up with former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner to chat about his newly released book Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy.
Former Finance Minister and Labor veteran Lindsay Tanner, who left politics at the last election, has written a scathing critique of modern political journalism and political practice Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy.
It takes aim at the Press Gallery, media companies, politicians and even voters themselves in a discussion of why the media and politicians seem caught up in a cycle of trivialisation and spin. Bernard Keane recently caught up with Mr Tanner to discuss his argument.
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