The narrative must be defended no matter what
This week on The Week that Went, we explore how narratives take hold, and why they are so important. When a political narrative takes hold, it is almost impossible to change it - whether it is 'Scotty from marketing', Russian collusion, COVID from bats or using troops to clear a park for a photo-op ... and even when evidence stacks against them, the media - the gatekeepers - can keep the truth quiet. Especially when they're embarrassed by it.And Senator Kim Carr doesn't think Australia should keep an eye on our researchers working with China. Why? Does he think they're a mate?