Category Archives: Media

And the news is that this is not news

I’m with marcus on taking a hard approach to dealing with the left. I just came across this, which is a report in an obscure journal about a statement made by the President of the United States, via twitter, that … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Conservative politics, Media | 15 Comments

Emma Alberici and the ABC have lost authority

Why the ABC’s economics correspondent felt the urge to share her incomplete understanding of corporate tax with the nation is somewhat puzzling of itself. Suffice to say Alberici has ­irrevocably lost the authority that should attach to her position by … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Taxation | 47 Comments

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