Razer's Class Warfare

Mar 13, 2018

Razing the Barr: self-serving mainstream media unite against ACT leader

Despite the campaign against him, what Andrew Barr said about mainstream media in this country is, unfortunately, true.

Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

Andrew Barr

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

I hate journalists and I’m over the mainstream media”. Declare this to anyone but your best mates only in the case you seek a walloping from mainstream media. Otherwise, those in public life would do far better to sing from the Oprah book of common praise, “I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times”. Big outlets love this stuff. So, provide them with that and perhaps some blandishment about the courage/integrity of high-profile journalists in the face of power/deceit. This will be swallowed very gratefully by the beak of corporate press, then disgorged over all us hatchlings.

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