Interesting revelations today in the Oz on the Peter Spencer saga.
This time it is the revelation that basically Spencer simply wasn't making a go of his farm anyway, is in debt to his family, and has a history of attention seeking stunts.
This story is now a story about the media - how the modern media latches on to a story and promotes it as something it is not. Sometimes they even like NOT knowing the facts because they like to end the story with just these kinds of revelations.
This issue is important because it shows how "democracy" changes in a world with the greatly accelerated information dissemination technology, you get "mob" behaviour as the "news" disseminates faster than the analysis.