Posts in ‘Media’

You be the judge on Ferguson

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The shooting of a young black male in Ferguson, and the ensuing riots, is generally portrayed as a racist event, but depending on where you stand, the racists can be white or black. Verbatim Theatre is a genre where you take the actual evidence and lay it out in front of an audience. In Ferguson […]

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Nothing tough about trade-him-in Tony anymore

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Tony Abbott has been portrayed as too tough and unfeeling by his enemies for as long as he’s been in parliament. This is wrong. Despite his obvious exercise discipline what we’re seeing at the moment is a Pavlova – brittle on the outside and soft in. If Abbott were tough then he would not now […]

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Bigots abound in Australia, but Shorten ignores some of them

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

If 8,445 Australian bigots had their way, Bill Shorten would not have been a keynote speaker at the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference and wouldn’t have been able to get the publicity for his view that: I believe in God and I believe in marriage equality Those 8,445 responded to an AllOut campaign and emailed Bill Shorten asking […]

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Filed under: Ethics,Media

Living with the hypocrites – showing on SBS

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Imagine my surprise to see Gregory Storer and Michael Barnett starring in the first instalment of SBS’s Living with the Enemy. These are the two gay activists who tried to put On Line Opinion out of business four years ago costing us tens of thousands of dollars, editor Susan Prior her job, and now me my […]

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Stop trashing Tony

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

What is it about Labor, and the left more generally, that it plays the person rather than the ball, and applies the techniques of social exclusion rather than logic and rational persuasion? And why does the media play along with Labor when it does? Tony Abbott is overseas representing Australia, and from what I can see, […]

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Minor parties plan assault on political duopoly

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The election of Cathy McGowan in Indi has energised some minor and micro party supporters to become more professional. Whether they can have the same success remains to be seen, but they’re getting together to discuss how to use existing organisations and new technology to take on the major party duopoly. Calling themselves the Heart […]

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Paedophilia, climate science and the ABC

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

In today’s Science Show Robyn Williams smears climate change sceptics by comparing scepticism of the IPCC view that the world faces catastrophic climate change because of CO2 emissions with support for paedophilia, use of asbestos to treat asthma, and use of crack cocaine by teenagers. Don’t believe me? Then listen to the broadcast. It is hard […]

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Filed under: Environment,Media

Newscorp split misses the point of convergence

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Newscorp’s proposal to split into a TV and Entertainment company and a Publishing group seems to misunderstand what convergence means. In the digital world a newspaper is a television station and vice versa. I’m limiting myself in how I use of the word newspaper, because it implies that a print outlet needs paper, when it […]

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How do you start a small business?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

In the early nineties one joke went “How do you start a small business?” The punchline “Give Warwick Fairfax a large one.” It was a reference by the privatisation and near destruction of the Fairfax media group by the twenty-something great-grandson of the founder. The culprits have changed, but the joke is quite similar, if […]

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Fairfax changes good for readers, not so good for community

Monday, June 18th, 2012

What Fairfax announced today was obvious 13 years ago – the traditional newspaper model has been broken for quite some time. But that doesn’t mean that the alternative model is going to fill the role of the fourth estate as well as the existing one. Not that the fourth estate has been functioning as effectively […]

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