John Simpson

ABC frontliners drowning in their own sycophancy

30 August 2021 6:12 pm

Just how stupid do ABC marketers and presenters believe their audience actually is? On the evidence, the answer is very.…

The Drum sounds the ABC’s death knell

9 August 2021 12:31 pm

Propriety, and the laws of defamation, prevent me from writing about ABC TV’s The Drum that which so richly deserves…

Robot Waleed’s ‘moral burden’ as he dances in The Minefield

25 July 2021 1:10 pm

ABC Radio National’s The Minefield claims to ‘unpack‘ the moral and ethical issues of our time.  Sadly the show fails to unpack…

Daniel Andrews is no longer just a threat to Victoria, but the nation as a whole

15 July 2021 1:00 pm

Stricken by all the attention being paid to New South Wales, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, joined the ABC’s 7.30 for…

An abundance of dread as Daniel Andrews’ comeback looms

24 June 2021 5:09 pm

In just days, the architect of one of the worst chapters in the life of Victoria (outside of war and…

The comic relief bombs as a nation waits for Dan Andrews’ return

14 June 2021 3:08 pm

Reports of Melbourne’s renowned theatres all being closed this weekend are false. A Daniel Andrews’s scripted tragicomedy Let’s Lock Up…

Andrews’ fumbling acolytes take Victoria to the brink

9 June 2021 12:07 pm

It’s all in a day’s work for the still absent, highly paid Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews. While Dan comfortably takes…

ABC 7.30: ‘Underwhelming – on any measure’

1 June 2021 5:00 pm

High paid ABC TV current affairs presenter, Leigh Sales, likes nothing more than rattling off carefully compiled, pre-prepared questions to…

Incompetence abounds in Victoria – but I feel fully reassured

27 May 2021 4:06 pm

Having spent another 40 minutes of my life this morning — time I won’t get back — listening to senior…

A is for arrogant, B is for boring and C is for contemptible

10 May 2021 6:35 pm

Over a year ago I wrote that ABC TV current affairs was in trouble and drifting badly. The people, policies…

You won’t be missed tomorrow, Meghan

16 April 2021 1:30 pm

As members of the Royal family gather to mourn and celebrate the remarkable life of Prince Philip it is entirely…

Who remembers what happened last month?

6 February 2021 3:02 pm

Precisely one month ago today a truly extraordinary, appalling event occurred. Astonishingly, it seems few people can instantly bring to…

Bastard Bill unfit for public office

25 January 2021 3:27 pm

Bastard Bill’, ‘Slithering Shorten’ — call him what you will — confirmed again this weekend why he is comprehensively unfit…

Daniel Andrews: the pissants’ premier

11 January 2021 5:11 pm

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, leads a crumbling and unworthy public sector that is working against the interests of those who…

The new COVID crisis shows Victoria’s public health administration is in deadly decline

4 January 2021 1:45 pm

With the Victorian-New South Wales border shut again and the holiday plans of tens of thousands thrown into chaos it’s…

Daniel Andrews: diminished, damned and disgraced

21 December 2020 3:37 pm

And so the 543-page final Report of the Coate Inquiry into Victoria’s deadly Covid-19 hotel quarantining has been tabled.  …

Woke and broke: what’s honourable about Victoria?

18 December 2020 5:31 pm

Time and common sense have appropriately bourne witness to the disappearance of centuries-old parliamentary extravagances such as gowns, wigs, frilly…

You too can wallow in Waleed’s wisdom, thanks to their ABC

14 December 2020 11:06 am

Waleed and Scott are two of ABC radio’s intellectuals.  Doubtless, they’d correct me to say they are ‘the’ two intellectuals at…

The Andrews government pre hotel quarantine report manoeuvrings defy reality

3 December 2020 5:00 am

With only weeks to go before the final Coate Inquiry report into Victoria’s shameful hotel quarantine fiasco is released, things…

Victoria keeps its Triple A rating for reckless budget bastardry

25 November 2020 4:06 am

Having morphed its deadly 2020 Covid response ‘strategy’ into a popularity triumph with voters the Andrews Victorian government has delivered…

ABC director defends the indefensible

20 November 2020 12:36 pm

When directors of taxpayer-funded boards start defending the indefensible you know there’s a serious problem. In this case, the problem…

Yet another senior departure in Danandrewstan raises fresh questions

14 November 2020 12:17 pm

No one could accuse Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of not being decisive — and certainly not when it comes to…

Banning and restricting are hallmarks of weak government. Just ask Dan

11 November 2020 2:54 pm

Acting tough in government is easy during a crisis.   Prime Ministers and Premiers routinely dress up the easiest of…

Will dislike of Trump vaudeville push the President out?

2 November 2020 6:52 pm

Tens of millions of American youngsters are this week facing the ballot box for the first time and their choice…

Gold, gold, gold as Victoria wins in treachery, lying and incompetence

31 October 2020 4:57 pm

After one of the worst ever years for Australians, our state governments are lining up for medals for collectively delivering…