RE today's Insider's appearance: It's like he's divorced from any motivation to appear even slightly objective as a "journalist". The man is a bloated shill for the Liberal party and always has been.
John Laws famously rang a cow bell to indicate his next 49 minutes of rambling was in support of his "Good mates at Toyata" (even though he didn't own one). I think it's only fair Akerman should be forced to tool up 'declared interests' style and admit to what the universe already knows. But then considering the brain dead barely interested might-glance in the middle on their way to the sports pages average Daily Tellie reader, that still might not be enough.
Still, if he's forced to wear a giant Liberal L around his neck, Scarlet Letter meets Flavour Flav style, that might be a good start.
Akerman, you're a poo stain on Australian journalism.