My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @theburgerman: Jai Martinkovits is the youth spokesperson for Australians for Constitutional Monarchy: http://bit.ly/7qdqqM #
  • @theburgerman @rod_benson It's not his stand on the issue. Ill-informed, juvenile. Give him some books to read and send him home. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman Hehehe… yep, the British monarchy has a long and proud history of political pluralism! It's a family tradition. @rod_benson in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman You're missing my point…debate the monarchy/republic by all means but Sky is today sounding like Sunrise/Today/ACA. Trivial. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman Now you're just being defensive. Your view of a republic is of no moment. Your channel's news values are. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman It's so hard to have this discussion on Twitter, don't you think? It's completely unsuited to complexity and nuance… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman As someone who's been watching Sky since 1996, my problem now is the multiplicity of comment/opinion programs on offer… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman Eg. Agenda now twice a day and weekends. Some become shouting matches. Some offer quality debate. But which to watch? in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman It's not whether I agree or disagree with people on your channel, it's whether I'm learning something new. Hard to choose now. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman I have the same problem now with ABC's Insiders – often don't feel I've learned anything, just listened to posturing. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman And our newspapers are giving up on long-form journalism so they lack depth/breadth as well. I feel neglected! #
  • @theburgerman And so I retreat to overseas newspapers/journals for some substance. I read more books than ever before… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman The continuous news cycle ends up driving this news junkie away altogether because it wastes much time trying to find quality. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman All this is also why I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter… maybe I'm just in a hate everything mood today! in reply to theburgerman #
  • RT @theburgerman: Given that politics is often a friction of ideas and a contest for meaning, many people are bound to be passionate, yes. #
  • Passion is not the problem. Politics should have that. But noise and activity should not be equated with passion. @theburgerman #
  • RT @theburgerman: What would you like to see more/less of on Agenda? Or, for that matter, Playing Politics, The Contrarians, and so forth? #
  • I think less is more. Playing Politics is a huge disappointment, often lightweight, so much opinion, so little expertise. @theburgerman #
  • Contrarians has some interesting new faces commenting but who needs those silly editorials at the beginning? Glenn Beck he ain't! #
  • @theburgerman Agenda varies depending on day's events – understandable. AM editions very patchy. Loosley-Hewson on Friday always worth it. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman Related to my problem with Insiders, why assume a panel of journalists is best equipped to analyse issues? Outdated format. in reply to theburgerman #
  • RT @theburgerman: Is it the use of journalists providing analysis and commentary? More academics, pollsters, NGOs, & of course politicians? #
  • @theburgerman Yes, plenty of scope for broader range of commentary. Too many usual suspects from all sectors, including politicians. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman There are many interesting backbenchers I never see on TV. Also ex-pollies who could offer more. And bloggers. Etc. in reply to theburgerman #
  • I need to go to the bank… can't sit here all day telling other people how to do their jobs… #
  • NYTimes: As Haitians Flee, the Dead Go Uncounted http://s.nyt.com/u/rap #

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