The age of the ill informed?

Posted by barbara on May 12, 2012

Am I the only one who loves ABC's latest recruit, journalist Jonathan Green? Starting his career in the 1970s, and describing himself as 'very old and reasonably experienced', he comes to the airwaves after a career primarily centred around Melbourne newspapers including The Age.

His 'Sunday Extra', a pigeon pair for Geraldine Doogue's Saturday morning offering, is always uplifting and one has to decide whether to listen to him or watch ABC 2's 'Insiders', or both!

Check out his latest at

He has got it spot on, in my opinion. As a result of the shock jocks' widely listened to commentary on all things political, the so-called educated classes, variously dubbed in years past as the intelligentsia or 'chattering classes' (a politically active, socially concerned and highly educated section of the "metropolitan middle class")[are drowned out by the talkback opinions of what used to be known as the 'lowest common denominator'.

Talk about a complete about face.

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