In today’s SMH, Jonathan Biggins thinks the youth of today are apolitical and conservative because…. a review in Honi Soit (the Sydney Uni student newspaper) didn’t like the political jokes in his latest play. The issue containing the review isn’t yet online, but a glance through the previous issue of Honi Soit reveals articles in Sir Joh, VSU, Vietnam and fair trade. In fact, if anything there seems to be too much politics in Honi.
C’mon Jonathan – if you’re going to argue with anecdotes rather than data, at least you can find something that’s vaguely representative. Not surprisingly, the "article" ends with a plug for the play.
Update, 12/5: Miranda Devine couldn’t be bothered picking up a copy of Honi either.
Disclosure: I was an Honi editor in 1993. We won office as "the Naked Truth" team… not the most visually appealing election campaign ever….