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.)