Marian Tomsey

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…

Let the poor pay more for electricity

17 October 2017 6:10 pm

An outfit called the Victorian Council of Social Service, one supposes, would be concerned with the less well-off. Apparently not.…

The truly pathetic bias of Fairfax media

13 October 2017 5:26 pm

Clearly spurred on by Mark Powell’s excellent piece this morning on the decline of its Sydney sister, The Age has…

Their ABC: “Vote ‘no’; you’re thick”

26 September 2017 4:10 pm

Remember that “respectful, balanced and impartial” ABC reporting of the same-sex marriage plebiscite we were talking about yesterday? There’s an update.…

Respectful, sure — but balanced and impartial?

25 September 2017 5:00 pm

It was only last month that ABC staff were officially warned by editorial policy manager Mark Maley  “now that the government…

Another stinker from The Age

20 September 2017 5:03 pm

Another day, another reminder of just how unutterably God-awful Fairfax media has become. Today, in between the wall to wall…

When fake is fine

31 August 2017 12:12 pm

The failing Fairfax newspapers are obsessed by evil, wicked, right-wing, racist, Trump-loving “fake news” — obsessed to RUOK? levels. Unless,…

Fairfax follies on environment leave us green about the gills

29 August 2017 5:19 pm

Attempts by government to push power prices down is nothing but a “distraction”, according to the genius analysis of Mark Kenny…

Rotten pollies, rotten media, the chicken and the egg

19 August 2017 9:06 pm

There’s general agreement nowadays. Our politics stinks. So does the media. What’s less clear, however, is if one begat the…

The Age: proud to be a global joke

15 August 2017 8:35 pm

It’s official. The Age is an international joke. And no. I’m not talking about that “Is this the most Melbourne…

Their ABC on Barnaby’s bother: biased and banal

14 August 2017 7:30 pm

So, how’s the ABC responding to Barnaby Joyce’s little spot of bother? With all the class that you’d expect. Its…

Their ABC: entirely unaccountable

13 August 2017 7:31 am

It is a thesis of Media Watch Dog that no one really runs the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Not the chairman…

Their ABC dumps impartiality with gay abandon

10 August 2017 7:38 pm

This morning The Australian reported ABC staff had been warned to zip it over marriage equality: ABC News Editorial Policy…

The Age’s big week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a big week for Fairfax Media and The Age — a big week in their decline. First there…

Why is our national broadcaster bagging our national day?

2 August 2017 8:57 pm

What’s wrong with the headline below from the clickbait-farm-come-Game-of-Thrones-recap-service formerly known as the Fairfax press (hint — the title to…