I don't know what you do for irritation. My daily source is flipping through the Age, listening to News24, or walking past the Australian or indeed any of the murdoch rubbish.
Tidbits gleaned today - a global warming denier going to head a task force to look at our weather issues. Murdoch gets a huge payout from the ATO. Abbott refutes (?) that extreme weather events in Australia have anything to do with global warming.
John Kerry is sounding an alarm about climate change but falling on deaf ears here.
So what is to be done? Hope that times will change? A little passive but what can John and Betty Citizen do in this massively orchestrated campaign that unites the media, politicians, mining companies with a population that has been played for fools.
Look at The Guardian comments site and then the same on The Conversation, both infiltrated by trolls. At least the Conversation now now has a comments editor looking to weed out the professional disruptors and my hope is that the Guardian will too.
I stopped reading the comments on both these sites when the same patterns emerged.
Better news soon or am I just being optimistic in the face of the worst government in living memory?