What Bradbury's meltdown really reveals

David Bradbury's eruption at broadcaster Glenn Daniel speaks volumes about the developing perception of journalists. Accusations increasingly see them as Labor, Liberal or Greens stooges – doing a party’s bidding in the media.

There was something so telling about David Bradbury’s outburst during an interview with Smooth FM broadcaster Glenn Daniel on Tuesday. When the assistant treasurer asked Daniel “are you a Liberal Party member here, or what is going on?” he said a lot about the partisan nature of politics, and journalism today. 

Rather than taking positions on policy, too many journalists take a position on a party – consciously, but more likely unconsciously – and both Bradbury and Daniel know that. 


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