Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy by Lindsay Tanner

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June 2011, no. 332

Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy by Lindsay Tanner

Reviewed by
June 2011, no. 332

Bill Clinton discouraged politicians from picking fights with people who bought their ink by the barrel. Mindful of that advice, Lindsay Tanner has waited until the end of a career dedicated to the ‘serious craft of politics’ to remonstrate with the fourth estate about its fundamental unseriousness in reporting the democratic process.

comment (1)

  • Gideon Haigh is right. Sideshow is a squib of a book. Tanner should have gone in much harder on the pollies and journos.
    Posted by Joel Deane
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011 17:54

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