Thursday, May 08, 2008

The benefits of hindsight

They say hindsight is the greatest virtue. So it was revealing to look back at an old election commentary posted on this blog in October 2004, just after John Howard won his fourth term. Journalists, especially those in the crystal ball game, often have to hurriedly revise their position and hope that readers don't spend too much time trawling the archives. For instance, you don't see Miranda Devine or Paul Sheehan extolling the invasion of Iraq so much these days.

Click the headline to see how the KX Times read politics and the economy back then, including some (very well written material) in the comments that I suspect was cut-and-pasted from a paid journalist by one of the KX Times' anonymous critics.

Pictured is a great stencil spotted in Katoomba.

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