Category Archives: Media

Enemies of the people

This is What Kerryn Phelps Stands For, drawn to our attention by Max in a previous thread. These people are your enemy. And it might be noted that only on climate change does she have actual proposals. The rest are … Continue reading

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From the New York Times: What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult? Excerpts: NPC means “nonplayable character” or “nonplayer character.” It’s a term, borrowed from the world of video games, for a character that is controlled by the … Continue reading

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PDT’s 60 Minutes Interview

Apparently now deleted by CBS but here it is all the same. The Interviewer thought she had his number, that she would take him apart. But she is dealing with the absolutely best, most articulate president possibly in history. A … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and media reports

This is from a post on What Media Bias Looks like taken from The Other McCain. What Media Bias Looks Like Rush Limbaugh has remarked that if all he wanted to talk about was media bias, he could spend all … Continue reading

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The anatomy of a smear: demonise then merchandise

How it’s done from an expert. This is the text of what she said: Pelosi: It’s called the wrap-up smear. . . . You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it. And then you … Continue reading

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If this is the standard of evidence required to ruin a life no one is safe

WATCH: President Trump mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, during rally in Mississippi. — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 3, 2018 Interesting that it is posted by MSNBC which … Continue reading

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Speaking of the ABC

Phillip Coorey has an op-ed in the AFR that I mostly agree with. But this stuck out: Journalists should not be above criticism. If a journo has messed up then there should be a correction, retraction, right of reply or whatever. … Continue reading

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The $1 billion question

While Prime Minister Morrison and Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield this week have been reassuring the public they are committed to the ABC after ugly leaks exposed alleged board-level breaches of its independence, there is a debate to be had … Continue reading

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Breaking News: ABC Chairman Justin Milne resigns

Chris Berg and I have an op-ed in the AFR this morning: It is very likely the ABC board is looking for a “safe pair of hands” who will return the ABC to a business-as-usual path of mission creep and expansion … Continue reading

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Are you thinking what I’m thinking B1?

“For the ABC about a quarter of the staff think they can run the show better than anyone.” he told ABC Radio. That is James Spigelman – former ABC Chairman.  It turns out that Chris Berg and I wrote a whole … Continue reading

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