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Not many #lolBolts left

There’s not much time left for the gentle amusement of #lolBolts, but the great man is doing his best to send us off in style. Andrew Bolt complains that he appears to be in the higher income brackets that aren’t getting much out of the carbon price compensation package. “Amazing that I’ve missed out“, he […]

Not a parody

Not a parody

How on Earth will Fairfax report news stories when it’s down 1900 staff? “People take to Twitter”! What an angle. UPDATE: Meanwhile, the Herald Sun went with PEOPLE’S PICTURES BECAME SLIGHTLY WONKY:

Well, at least there’s nothing awry in the world of radio

Good news for those wanting to see that at least one form of media in the country is swimming along without serious problems: Biggest leap in audience share in Australia? Adelaide’s Bob “I hope they bloody drown out there on their way over here” Francis. Sydney’s most listened-to talk host, with his ratings jumping by […]

Actually, the Craig Thomson beat-up is exactly the sort of political “up-skirting” that’s turning those wanting quality journalism off the old mastheads

I agree with John Birmingham that there has to be a model for paying real journalists exposing important stories about which we need to know for our democracy to function – and that mixing their work in with celebrity fluff isn’t it. But I think he could have picked a better example of a “worthy” […]

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I think it would be fun to ruin a newspaper

Crikey sends Jeremy Sear and Dave Gaukroger on their way. And today, the inevitable next step: Fairfax to shed 1900 staff, erect paywalls Who’s mocking the slippery slope now? In other news, how canny an investor is Gina Rinehart? Just days before the Fairfax share price rockets, she dramatically increases her stake in the company. […]

“Those who want less scrutiny”

Andrew Bolt on Leveson, calling out those complaining about holding a powerful media organisation to account, those …giving every appearance of sympathy to those who want less scrutiny… Good on Andrew for standing up against the shameless self-interested bleating of those who think no law, no regulation should apply to them. Those who think “scrutiny” […]

No, that’s meant to be the fluff piece at the end of the news

No, that’s meant to be the fluff piece at the end of the news

Right now, The Age website is leading with a football result. I know what you’re thinking – that’s news? That’s a lead story? Well, it’s more of a lead story than MAN ON A TIGHTROPE CROSSES WATERFALLS MANY HAVE CROSSED BEFORE ALSO ON TIGHTROPES AND CARRYING ITEMS TO MAKE IT MORE CHALLENGING. Which is what […]

Pure Poison Podcast #62 – Hitting the slippery slopes

We #AskTony, cast an eye over the ACL, investigate marriage equality in Denmark, get the vibe of the economy and wonder aloud about the prostitute who didn’t sleep with Craig Thomson. You can download the podcast, find it at the iTunes music store, subscribe to the feed in iTunes or stream it online at our […]

Fairfax’s social media for women

Fairfax’s regional titles have launched a new program to try to engage with their female readers called “Connect Pink“. I’ll let it speak for itself. Ladies, the wait is over. Fairfax Regional Media today launches ConnectPink – a new social media network for women in regional and remote Australia. Featuring the best from traditional social […]