Why can’t journalists ask the obvious questions?

The most stunning Press conference is occurring in Canberra ABC 24
All Premiers Have told Abbott to shove it.
Historic, even if some of them cave, the pressure is on, the people are having an impact. Get on the phone and rev up your Senators to say no to Canberra and Abbott. Even Conservative Senators Must represent their state before their party. The latter is advice given to all and sundry by Campbell Newman QLD.

The Australian Independent Media Network

Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au

We are all frustrated at the lack of scrutiny afforded to our politicians, and in particular to the government’s repeated claims that we have a debt crisis. Why is it, however, that there don’t appear to be any journalists in the mainstream media who have the gumption to simply ask; “Prove it”? One of our readers has circulated a letter to the independent media sites (The AIMN included) asking that we continue to pose the questions that the mainstream media avoids. The reader, James Fitzgerald, makes a lot of sense.

I sent this to the Guardian Australia this morning, and to the ALP and the Greens as well as New Matilda, The Hoopla and Crikey in the hope that someone (or everyone) runs with it. The journalism sentiments apply to you, too:

Hello, thank you for being a part of the Australian free press.


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