Marian Tomsey

Fairfax goes whinging to the grave, entirely lacking self-awareness

26 July 2018 1:36 pm

Yes, it’s sad. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age were great newspapers in their day. They did not just…

I only buy it to line the budgie cage…

24 July 2018 6:29 pm

We live in an era where journalism has been traduced by its practitioners to such a degree nothing should surprise…

Since when was Sydney in the Adelaide Hills?

13 June 2018 5:50 pm

Georgina Downer is not everyone’s cup of tea. Even some usually conservative types aren’t sure if the folk of the…

Check your privilege, Yassmin

15 May 2018 1:45 pm

An articulate, tertiary-educated professional with a specialist degree and access to multiple media platforms to make themselves heard throws a…

Daniel Andrews, mansplainer

13 May 2018 7:40 pm

Look at those hands, those legs — and he’s sitting higher than her! Look at the tip of his tie!…

Do you hate your mother? Read on…

13 May 2018 11:02 am

Do you hate your mother? Hate? Like really hate? Is Mother’s Day a source of constant pain and distresses as…

Why the Greens are headed for the wilderness

7 May 2018 7:31 pm

The Greens are headed for the wilderness. Why? Because they’re not just nongs, but hypocritical nongs; blinded by their own…

The Age encourages theft from churches?

23 April 2018 8:01 pm

Back in February what’s left of Fairfax’s three metropolitan titles — The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Canberra Times…

Is this the single most stupid ABC assertion ever?

19 April 2018 7:02 pm

As a venerable publication just shy of its190th birthday The Spectator has to eschew hyperbole (don’t use the Julia Gillard…

The Age’s strange but short-lived honesty

9 April 2018 8:45 pm

For weeks now the “Independent. Always.” Melbourne Age has been recycling Greens Party talking points — sorry, let’s be specific…

In which their ABC outdoes itself

18 March 2018 6:58 pm

On Friday Fairfax media — Fairfax media, mind you, not The Australian — reported: ABC journalists should focus more on…

Is it the ABC or A Current Affair?

6 March 2018 8:13 pm

Forget the old “Is it butter or margarine? I just can’t tell!” We’ve got a new test for you. Is…

The Guardian’s begging bowl blitz

28 February 2018 7:02 pm

Ever since The Guardian set up shop locally Australians have been treated to the excitement of a media outlet that…

Their ABC: at it again

24 February 2018 8:43 am

And here we were in the reality-based community thinking it would be hard for even the ABC to trump last…

What was that about a gun, Senator Di Natale

19 February 2018 8:37 pm

Greens leader Richard Di Natale and his faithful amanuenses at the ABC and Fairfax Media have been hyperventilating since George Christensen’s harmless, if…

The three most important stories in Australia this morning

4 February 2018 5:09 pm

According to the ABC, these were the three top news stories when your correspondent logged on this morning: It’s amazing…

The day The Sydney Morning Herald turned into New Idea

8 January 2018 11:00 am

This is it. The point of no return. There’s no going back. The once-mighty Sydney Morning Herald — and its…

Where it’s silly season all year long

7 January 2018 1:46 pm

Boy. Boy oh boy oh boy. Sorry for being so gender specific, so emphatically binary — let alone using the…

Another triumph from The Age

13 December 2017 8:54 pm

Have a look at the lead story in today’s Age — then have a look at the ad at the…

The Clementine Ford mystery solved

10 December 2017 4:30 pm

Did some new truth in advertising law come into force on December 1? Has the Press Council issued a new…

Their ABC’s seasonal stupidity

5 December 2017 8:31 pm

In many ways, it’s astounding that their ABC recognises Christmas at all. It is an explicitly Christian celebration, after all,…

Bet that’s the last one

30 November 2017 6:05 pm

Newspapers can be shameless — think of some tabloid campaigns — but the lack of self-awareness of the dying Age…

You couldn’t make it up…

14 November 2017 5:38 pm

Not just their ABC, but the Uniting Church AND their ABC. An unbeatable combo: Belief in the Christian God is…

Tony Abbott is a dual citizen

12 November 2017 5:02 pm

Tony Abbott is a dual citizen. At least that’s what the ABC appears to be desperate to suggest. Not overtly.…

A very special day in the death of Fairfax

9 November 2017 7:53 pm

The regulators have approved the spin-off and separate listing of Domain. It’s now time to crash The Sydney Morning Herald…