Deknarf: The Australia Blog

* With apologies to Charles Dickens

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like times past, that some of the noisiest of the mainstream media insisted on its being received, as both good and evil, as long as it was reported with much rumour, innuendo and hyperbole.  And it all depended, most definitely, on a point of of view which the media

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