The media is part of the malaise gripping our politics

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's diagnosis of Australian media, plus the question of criticising the ABC.

Crikey — Popular online news service.


Popular online news service.


Bernard Keane raised some big questions for the Australian media yesterday, with his piece asserting we're all looking at the symptoms rather than the disease. Readers largely agree, and go on to contend that publications should hold one another to account. 

Meanwhile, what's the etiquette on critiquing the ABC? Does it get a free pass because it's under attack, or is that a reason to go even harder? 

Free Trial

You've hit members-only content.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions


Leave a comment

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details