Media outlets are always searching for someone who is aggrieved or offended by a statement or decision. Spectator columnist Rod Liddle skewers this style very neatly:Pretty much every day in your morning newspapers you will find somebody, somewhere, calling for a public apology … for the crime of having said something which the complainant did not agree with, … every grievance must be given weight no matter how deranged the complainant.
- Sideshow; Dumbing Down Democracy by Lindsay Tanner, (2011), p43-44
WAYNE Swan has come under fire for insulting hundreds of Storm Financial victims by sporting a jersey brandishing a large Commonwealth Bank logo.
The Federal Treasurer stepped out in the jersey while visiting Queensland on official duties over Easter.
Walking along the Cairns esplanade, Mr Swan was not far from Storm Financial ground zero Townsville where the failed company was based when its collapse saw thousands of mum and dad investors lose their life savings.
The Commonwealth Bank is the subject of law suits alleging unconscionable conduct over the Storm disaster.
- an article in the Courier Mail today.