Don’t mention the war

Aside from a fact-free sneer from Brendan O’Neill (“Wall Street occupiers are an insult to the workers”, 17/10) and a desultory piece in the Business section (“Busy protesters fail to maintain rage”, 17/10), The Australian seems oddly reluctant to mention the wave of thousands-strong protests against corporate kleptocracy in a thousand cities worldwide, including Sydney and Melbourne. Contrast this with its many news and favourable opinion pieces on the “Convoy of No Confidence”, an astroturfed rabble of barely 300 people whose gripe was a $10-a-week tax. It seems newsworthiness has come second to ideological preference.

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