Jonathan Green is far from the most odious of the ABCistas. But his insistence that his form of lefty journalism is impartial and all-knowing and that conservatives are ignorant and corrupted by propagandising is tiresome and clearly contradicted by the evidence.
It half-killed us not to write about the Gellibrand preselection but now it’s over, normal transmission resumes.
The Age’s Clay Lucas has not fully disclosed his fascinating political past. We do it for him.
For all but the best, in politics, you can go from hero to zero at light-speed. Most Australian governments are in serious political trouble despite our economy – for now – seen by outsiders as a shining beacon of prosperity in a financial-crisis recovering world.
The Victorian ALP might consider itself lucky that ex-MP Evan Thornley shunned an offered promotion to the Brumby cabinet in 2009 after the car crash he left behind at Better Place as its Australian and then global CEO. The losses so far are $600M and rising rapidly. The board of the ailing company has sacked him and many fear the hugely loss-making Australian subsidiary will shut.
If you report nasty things about people, most will get upset. But when reporting prompts someone to take their own life, why have so many been keen to blame the media personalities who did the story rather than the person who made the fateful decision? We explore the issues and think about what might have been.
Solomon Lew has wasted millions on the incredibly dodgy exercise of illegally building a swimming pool on public land. The community has sorted him right out, deploying heavy-duty concrete saws, excavators and other impressive equipment to fill Lew’s massive hole of deception on a hill.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sol Lew story, our sources haven’t disappointed.
With powerful media companies urging politicians to impose much stiffer penalties on those downloading pirated video, software and music online, worried internet users might well turn to Pirate Party Australia to defend their internet-given right to download as much of Mad Men, Breaking Bad or Lady Gaga as they want. Under the leadership of its president David Campbell, VEXNEWS can reveal they are well and truly on track to achieving party registration, enabling them to run candidates with their party name on the ballot at the next federal election. With millions of early-adopting Australians downloading like demons from the inter-torrentz how well will they do?
Does it get any better than the Greens party gloating about a victory they didn’t have, Stephen Mayne again getting around 4% of the vote despite getting at least 25% of the media attention and Labor learning its lessons hard, if you lie down with Greens dogs, you get up with very itchy fleas. It’s a beautiful day for freedom.