Hard questions about hard questions

The Australian 21 July 2011

I reckon that if you’re going to suggest to a room full of journalists that there are some hard questions to be answered, you should probably expect some enquiries about the details.

Now turnabout being fair play and all that, the media can hardly start complaining about being asked a few curly ones.However, at the risk of putting the dampeners on what is shaping up as a mighty fine pitchforks and flaming torches session (which as a cartoonist I am contractually obliged to encourage) when a government starts muttering about keeping the media honest, you want to keep a pretty sharp eye on exactly what it is they have in mind.

As keeping the government honest is traditionally the media’s job, you can start to see why working out what the hard questions actually are might be a harder question than it first looks.



Posted in political cartoons, The Australian.

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