The tide from media to Government flows on

johnboy 20 January 2009 3

The gossip trickling down the grapevine and into the RiotACT foxhole (one day we’ll have a bunker) is that Patrick Cronan from 2CC will be Simon Corbell’s next media advisor.

There doesn’t seem to be any way to stop this sort of thing happening. Ex-journos make the best spinners because, knowing their fellow journalists well, they feel no guilt about lying to them. And a few years of bad pay working for bad bosses will drive anyone to seek a move sideways into a related industry.

But next time you hear a journo reporting on the Government, wouldn’t it be nice to know if they were simultaneously interviewing for a Government job? And what sort of reporting are we getting generally when the only future career path to decent pay and conditions is to snag a job with the Government you’re supposed to be holding to account?

(This isn’t to pick on Patrick who’s no more guilty than so many in a long long line.)


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poptop poptop 3:36 pm 20 Jan 09

Whatsup said :

poptop said :

What happened to Simon’s last media adviser? What could be better than that job?

His nose grew too long to fit in the office.

He didn’t become a real live boy?

Back on topic I love the ‘what you need to know about Patrick Cronan‘ bit on the 2CA site.

Not clear what his interest in either the job or Canberra would be though.

Whatsup Whatsup 3:09 pm 20 Jan 09

poptop said :

What happened to Simon’s last media adviser? What could be better than that job?

His nose grew too long to fit in the office.

poptop poptop 2:59 pm 20 Jan 09

What happened to Simon’s last media adviser? What could be better than that job?

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