Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, October 13, 2002
RIGHT NOW you can listen to a seminar on Radio National explaining how the events of September 11 2001 have corrupted journalism.

Did September 11 dull journalists' critical faculties?they ask.

It seems the opposition to US action on Iraq is not as unanimous as the program's producers would wish.

Ahmad Shboul thinks that September 11 had nothing to do with Islam, and equates the level of President Bush's rationality with that of bin Laden.

Gregory Pemberton finds the Herald's commentary reflects the writers' views on Vietnam. He thinks the balance of views favours caution about taking on Iraq, and is surprised that the Labor Party has not taken a strong position against the US action. He compares this with Calwell's "courageous" anti-Vietnam stand in 1965.

Christopher Kremmer is continuing as I write.

No audio on demand; no transcript.