To rule or to govern is the question (letter)by Greg O'ReganNews Weekly
, July 16, 2005
Observing the blindly imitative and shallow media portrayal of the ALP and of Mr Beazley in particular, I suspect the media, and chiefly its veterans, are being manipulated by selective leaks, privileged access and fear of the loss of their status and jobs.
The media generally have contracted the contagious disease of self-satisfied complacency from the Federal Government that wilfully has forgotten why it was elected.
The media berate the ALP for daring to do its job of analysing and assessing government policies, performance and, yes, deceit.
If the Fourth Estate (the media) does not retain its integrity, the Senate and the House of Representatives will, by their majorities from July, rule
, rather than govern.Greg O'Regan,