that newspapers are increasingly being used as an outlet for the activities of lobbying firms. It’s just “he said/she said” being mouthed by ventriloquist politicians, ‘spokesmen’ and ‘independent’ commentators.
The Age yesterday had a register of the climate-change lobbying companies- easily found yesterday; I couldn’t find it on the site today- I had to find it through the Centre for Public Integrity which then had a link to it through the Sydney Morning Herald. The PDF file showing the large companies, the lobbying companies who contract to them, and the lobbyists and their policitical connections can be found at
The advisers and staffers, on both sides, are coming out to play. And we’ll uroll our newspapers in the morning and think that we’re reading “news”.
Meanwhile, Rupert and Little Johnny are whipping themselves up into a frenzy. A plague on all their houses.