Another day, another report on the machinations over media regulation and the government’s response to the Finkelstein inquiry and the Convergence Review.

We’re proud of the coverage Crikey has provided on the unquestionably important issues of regulating the media. But then we punched in some keywords into the news aggregator Factiva and found we’ve been put in the shade. On stories containing the phrase “media regulation” over the past 12 months:

And stories on “Finkelstein”:

As The Australian naturally reports, Labor MP Steve Gibbons reckons journalists should be fined for dodgy stories. What about fines for editors who pursue their own interests so obsessively?