The media on David Hicks

Katherine Stuart writes: Re. "David Hicks freezeframed in the media's perpetual present" (Friday). The kind of media amnesia that Bernard Keane so clearly evinces in his article is indeed of grave concern -- for democracy, in which rigorous journalism plays a pivotal role. When serious journalism is reduced to what amounts to the latest gossip, or whatever old gossips fits the line you find it expedient to push, it is wide open to serious manipulation for political purposes.