This must be a classic – Media Watch using anonymous sources to condemn anonymous sources.
But if that despair is leading to a push for Rudd to return, the gallery tells us so through anonymous sources. A former editor-in-chief of The Age wrote last week :
I’m not suggesting journalists are making stuff up, but we do have to take it on trust that they are not doing so.
— Business Spectator, 20th February, 2013
Even if they’re not making it up, are they beating it up? I spoke to some senior gallery correspondents, off the record. They all agreed that the angst in Labor ranks is real, but that some stories are pretty thin.
Yes – that is what you think – anonymous sources are telling us that the media relies too heavily on anonymous sources.
(HT: Chris Berg)