There’s not a lot I can say here, but simply ask the question: has Abbott lost his media shine?
After a very long period where the media treated Abbott as though he was sacrosanct we are now seeing them ask some hard, critical questions. He has cracks, so it seems. Or has he cracked?
For 18 months his backflips, brain farts and childish Parliamentary behaviour have been hailed as brilliant political manoeuvres. But such praises are slowly disappearing from the media landscape. In their place – as reflected from the many links provided on this blog lately – those aforementioned hard, critical questions are being asked.
Maybe the media have lost patience or faith in an Opposition leader who the electorate does not favour as a future Prime Minister even though the Government sit so poorly in the opinion polls. Maybe, two years out from an election the media think there’s plenty of time to elevate someone else to the pedestal.
Either way, they certainly appear to be turning sour over Abbott.
What do you think?