The other evening I was musing on the mainstream media reporting and pursuit of Labor Senator Sam Dastyari over the Senator asking a Chinese benefactor to cover his travel costs, and then making a supportive statement, contrary to both government and opposition positions, on China’s activities in the South China Sea.
I was comparing this to the relative lack of interest in pursuing Steve Irons, the WA Turnbull government MP who stole taxpayer money to pay travel expenses for himself and his new wife to their wedding in Melbourne and back to Perth. I tweeted this:
The first response was from a Fairfax journalist taking me to task for using the blanket term “MSM.” After hooting a little at the notion…
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