The traditional media might still be obsessed with opinion polls, and media commentators can bang on all they want about their own predictions, but the people are truly speaking. It turns out they have a sense of humour, they're mostly pretty smart and they've been seeing through this whole media and democracy circus for some time.
Catharine Lumby is a writer and Professor of Media at Macquarie University. Her book Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World examined the effect of 24 hour news cycles on politics.
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