Crying shame: tabloid cynicism over asylum seekers - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
Is there anything more cynical, more opportunistic, more morally reflexive than tabloid journalism? No, probably not. Demonisation has been the name of the game in the tabloid treatment of the asylum seeker issue.


'..........In an individual, that sort of intellectual inconsistency would border on the clinical. In a newspaper, it's just the trademark cynicism of the trade. That we lap it up is the biggest crying shame of all.'