Welcome to Crikey Comments: The Danslide Edition. As we began to roll out the big post-election takes yesterday, readers were right there alongside us, responding to Charlie Lewis on conservatives' weird way of handling defeat, Guy Rundle on the long road of progressive Victoria, Bernard Keane on the question of Michael Kroger's Liberal presidency, and William Bowe on the seats Victorian Labor pulled out from under the Liberals Party (amongst other stories). As is often the case, it's worth a deep dive into the conversations.
The conservatives are down, but they’re not out
Crikey readers respond to the big stories of the Victorian election.
What do changing demographics mean for the News Corp papers?
The Liberal Party needs to pivot to avoid continued rejection from voters, but News Corp's options are a little more limited.
Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?
Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.
Should Dan Andrews have returned Adem Somyurek to cabinet?
Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?
A true and accurate portrait of ‘preference whisperer’ Glenn Druery
There are perks to providing a consulting service for small parties wanting to take full advantage of our democratic system.
How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage
How to cover racism is an ongoing question for journalists, and is especially pertinent for the ABC following its Victorian election coverage.