From the moment Tony Abbott chose Australia Day to make a prince a knight, 2015 was a year of bewildering culture wars. And culture wars are good for one thing: generating news about the media, of which there was plenty this year. This was the year where the political cycle spent three weeks talking about a TV show. The year a soccer writer got fired for mouthing off about Anzac Day on Twitter. A year where the prime minister demanded the ABC justify whose side it was on, while the News Corp tabloids played a pivotal role in ending his government.

But it wasn't all fire and fury. For the best, the worst, and the most amusing of the media in 2015, read on.