The print and electronic media have to see themselves as the main game. Mark Abib resigns and gives good reasons for going and the headlines and editorials are all about the shock and awe of the real meaning behind his departure. Kevin Rudd is defeated in a historic ballot by a historic margin and says he will now work for party unity. This gets reported as a new stage in his strategy to upend Gillard.
Read James Button to get a more balanced and nuanced view and remember the newspapers are selling drama, conflict and deceit. They are not interested in what is true. As one radio person said to me recently "Oh you think you know the truth?" Well no but what has become clear is that if you read it in the Murdoch press or increasingly the Age it probably isn't.