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As I’ve said before, I think there is too much surplus reporting in the Australian media. In fact, I’m on record as stating that journalists should simply give up on trying to make new insightful comments and simply appropriate witticisms from the West Wing. It’s all they ever need do.

I must, I sadly admit, withdraw that remark. Journalists would do well to also draw upon appropriate commentary from Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister as well. To wit, here is Yes Prime Minister’s coverage of Kevin Rudd’s ambitious education policies, taking on the mighty techer’s unions by pushing for merit pay for teachers and the MySchools league tables.

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