Marian Tomsey

Six ways you’ve ruined your newspaper

8 June 2017 8:16 pm

From your favourite chipwrapper and mine. Vital news that demonstrates the importance of independent, quality media. Vital news that demonstrates…

Another day, another stuff-up from The Age

6 June 2017 11:08 pm

Ask yourself. You’re an editor at what still likes to think of itself as a paper of record in a…

We warn the Tsar

20 May 2017 9:31 am

If there’s been a hot topic of late in media, it’s been the future of Fairfax. Sackings, strikes, Senate hearing…

Rejoice, rejoice: Fairfax are back

10 May 2017 8:53 pm

Rejoice, yes rejoice, all good people. The strike at Fairfax is over. The journos we so missed are back at…

Your ABC: pissing away your taxes

9 May 2017 5:03 pm

Have a look at how much money the ABC gets in tonight’s budget, but before you do have a look…

Fairfax: you’ll really miss us when we’re gone

3 May 2017 8:39 pm

Fairfax journalists are — gosh, how retro — out on strike for a week over job cuts. They’ve taken to…

Go home, Fairfax, you’re drunk

22 March 2017 9:20 pm

From The Age website, earlier this evening. As John McEnroe used to say: “You cannot be serious!” Got something to…

The terrible truth about Earth Hour revealed

22 March 2017 7:12 am

The Vocal website probably doesn’t figure large in Spectator readers’ minds. Indeed, it doesn’t figure large at all. It’s not…

Please explain?

20 March 2017 7:27 pm

From The Age website this evening. It’s clearly all got too much for the poor petals. They’ve cracked under the…

Alive but not alive

19 March 2017 5:54 pm

CEO Greg Hywood insists the print editions of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age will continue for a while…

It’s quality all the way at Michelle Guthrie’s ABC

13 March 2017 8:10 pm

Broadcasting: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Michelle Guthrie. Her five-year contract: to explore strange new worlds, to…

Would they rather invite ISIS in for scones and tea? Aunty’s latest

4 March 2017 7:10 am

Malcolm Turnbull is best known for ill-considered waffle, but to the ABC his language is too harsh. Way too harsh.…

Newspoll listening suggestions for the Liberal Party

27 February 2017 12:06 pm

So what about that Newspoll, hey? Not much hope there for your average Liberal backbencher. Quite a few frontbenchers, too.…

Fairfax on Trump. Measured. Always

7 February 2017 4:12 pm

You thought Fairfax got carried away when the Abbott Clerical Dictatorship (© Gerard Henderson) came to power? Since The Donald…

The ABC: would you miss it if it wasn’t there?

6 February 2017 2:24 pm

“The ABC is letting Australia down in terms of news presentation,” Paul Keating declaimed in typical style late last year.…

Fairfax celebrates Australia Day

25 January 2017 8:37 pm

Fairfax is celebrating Australia Day in its own inimitable style. Here’s a screenshot from The Age’s website from early this…

Donald Trump and a spooky coincidence

20 January 2017 12:25 pm

Now there’s a coincidence. An article by Michael Pascoe on Fairfax websites today declares: On April 6, 1917, the United…

Live outside Tram Zone 1? Piss off!

18 January 2017 5:55 pm

The Age has let us know what it thinks of people who live outside Melbourne (read inner-city Melbourne, as Age-types…

And they tell us the science is settled?

17 January 2017 6:18 pm

Please find below three examples of wisdom from the groves of academe, courtesy of The Conversation. Read the three “You…

What? The Age is still publishing?

10 January 2017 1:42 pm

Back from hols and what do I find? Much to my surprise, there’s still a print edition of The Age.…

Is it a parody, or is it the ABC (let alone the Age)?

16 December 2016 8:21 pm

Hello Spectator readers and welcome to the weekend and tonight’s edition of “Is it a parody, or is it the…

A pile of crap from the ABC. Literally…

11 December 2016 12:01 pm

It’s 19 years since South Park sparked a seasonal scatological scandal with the episode Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo. Now…

The Age’s morning glory

9 December 2016 11:03 am

We knew its recently departed editor-in-chief Mark Forbes was a sleazebag, but even then it was still generally believed The…

The harpies take the weekend off

4 December 2016 8:37 pm

There’s no business like show business, as the old song goes – and no feminism as purely exhibitionistic as the…

The latest from The Age…

28 November 2016 7:12 pm

Forget the tyranny of low expectations. The opposite happens at The Age. As its standards plummet, the paper soars to…