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Open thread – June 25 – 29

The last week of Pure Poison is here.

“Unfair, unbalanced and savagely skewed to fit his ideological inclinations”

A newspaper writer discusses another member of his profession: …whose writing I’ve often found to be unfair, unbalanced and savagely skewed to fit his ideological inclinations, sometimes to the point of melodrama. I suspect everyone who’s stuck by Pure Poison to its final week can guess who it’s about, and who’s making the comment.

Miranda’s unique recollections.

Miranda Devine thinks that Gina Rinehart is exactly what Fairfax needs, and takes a trip down memory lane revisiting her own time at the Sydney Morning Herald to point out why. When I arrived at the Herald it was controlled by a handful of hard-Left enforcers who dictated how stories were covered, and undermined management […]

Actually, I’m more concerned about what Tina Alldis admitted than her offending journalists

One effect of sacking large numbers of journos is that those remaining will have less time to file more content. Which, based on what we’ve seen in the past, is often a great opportunity for PR flacks hoping that their thinly-veiled advertorial media releases might appear in formerly credible publications with little scrutiny. Here’s Tina […]

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The final Pure Poison Podcast – #63 – Something Wonky this way comes

The final Pure Poison Podcast. The last ever #LOLBolt comedy section, discussing News Ltd and Fairfax’s future as well as Dave and Jeremy’s future. You can download the podcast, find it at the iTunes music store, subscribe to the feed in iTunes or stream it online at our podbean page. For those of you subscribing […]

I’m here to reassure you Andrew, you’re completely wrong.

The Herald Sun’s resident resources and energy expert, Andrew Bolt, today posed this question about the Federal Government’s Climate Change Authority board: These people are in charge of our power prices? What a collection of extremists, Leftists and fellow travellers. Only one scientist among them, and about as alarmist as you could find. The most […]

Weekend talk thread June 22 – 24

The weekend is here. For old time’s sake, here’s a video of the Grey Fergie muster at Bendemeer, NSW. [youtube][/youtube]

Andrew bravely stands up for Gina

Andrew Bolt today disclaimed the sum total of his connections with Gina Rinehart that are any of our business: DISCLAIMER: Rinehart is a shareholder of Network Ten, which runs my Bolt Report, and this paper is part of the Murdoch empire, a Fairfax competitor. Clearly that’s all there is, so we can now enjoy his […]

Repost – Piers precipitating preposterous porkies? Potentially.

As we meander towards the end of the month and the end of Pure Poison we thought we’d drag a few of our favourite articles from the archives and give them a second airing. It’s instructive to look at how the things we cover here have, or haven’t, changed over the past three years. This […]

A worrying coincidence?

A worrying coincidence?

A tweet from the ABC’s Mark Colvin caught my eye last night: Fairfax mgmt spox @ SMH today, asked if paywall will be undermined by ABC: “After next election, I don’t think the ABC will be a problem”. — Mark Colvin (@Colvinius) June 18, 2012 Then today this pops up on the front of The […]