Marian Tomsey

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…

Just when you think Fairfax couldn’t be more idiotic

20 July 2017 9:10 pm

Just when you think Fairfax couldn’t go any lower, couldn’t be more asinine, they come along and surprise you. “Are…