In a time of repetition and assertion, repetition and assertion, questions have become rhetorical and answers unrelated. The pioneers of this practice? The residents of the fourth estate – and yes, Australian politics. At the end of a microphone, hesitation takes on the quality of uncertainty. But the power of rhetoric is far more insidious.
Produced by Jessie Borrelle and engineered by Jon Tjhia. Executive producers Jessie Borrelle and Jon Tjhia.
A co-commission of Paper Radio and ABC Radio National‘s Creative Audio Unit, with the support of the Ian Reed Foundation and Arts Victoria’s VicArts funding program.
* Source audio: Federal Parliament Question Time – the House of Representatives and the Senate