Mainstream electronic media is built around the sound bite and 24-hour news cycle. That means ideas get distilled down to their simplest form. There’s little room for discussion at a time when we need more of it.
There’s a fierce debate about how much poker machine reforms will hurt the clubs. There’s no doubt they’ll take a pummelling, but then we have to look at how serious we are about fixing the problem.
The Telegraphs coverage of a massive public display today. For those who were there, or saw the aerial shots, it wasnt as big as you think apparently. One commenter put it at 100k. https://t.co/ulpfafibNO