Category Archives: Media

Who you calling shouty?

This morning the Cat got mentioned in despatches – well, actually the Australian. Former editor in chief Chris Mitchell was writing about the social media pile on, good journalism, free speech, and academic freedom.  He raised the issue of Clive … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Media | 41 Comments

North Korea and the modern media

The Winter Olympics are upon us, not usually of much interest in Australia given that we had experienced global warming well before anyone else. But it was nevertheless brought to my attention by this article in the Campus Review: Former … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Terrorism | 21 Comments

The epic Clinton scandals and cover-ups currently under investigation

It’s not just the story but the source that is remarkable. From The Sunday Guardian: How Obama’s Hillary Clinton cover-ups destroyed DOJ and FBI. It starts: The epic Clinton scandals and cover-ups currently under investigation in Washington will make Nixon’s … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 11 Comments

Really?

Here is Alan Sunderland – editorial director of the ABC: I work for for a propd (sic) organisation that asks difficult questions, holds governments to account and speaks up for people who don’t have a voice – that will sit uncomfortably … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Hypocrisy of progressives, Media, Politics of the Left | 22 Comments

The ABC is a bargain

Today we read in The Australian: “Back in 1987, your ABC famously cost each Australian eight cents a day. In 1987 dollar terms we now cost each Australian just four cents a day. In other words, our per-capita funding has … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Media | 69 Comments

Media will be media

So we’ve all had a giggle had the government’s misfortune at disposing of filing cabinets full of government documents. I expect there will be an investigation and several individuals will be tendering their notices and pursuing other interests and/or spending … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 131 Comments

Dealing with anti-social-media monopolies

Back in August I wrote a post on It must be made illegal on “social media” to deny service to people who say things that are not illegal to say. Today the Wall Street Journal had an article on What … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media | 50 Comments

Non-stable non-geniuses

What’s even better is that he can deal with the North Koreans at the same time as he’s fixing the economy.

Posted in American politics, Media | 31 Comments

Fake News Awards 2017

Everything below is from GOP.com 2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative. Below are the winners of … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 31 Comments

Expletive undeleted

The short version, from the comments thread at Instapundit as is the photo: So let me get this straight: * The NYT alleges that Pres. Trump said the word “shithole” in private meeting * CNN repeats the word “shithole” on … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 108 Comments