We’re a nation that elects extremely stupid politicians. So, the tendency from some journalists is to elevate their idiocy to higher planes of thinking. This services no-one but themselves.
With the Mueller investigation turning up nothing on Donald Trump, it is now the responsibility of the media to get over Russiagate and stick to the facts.
After a week where many have called for greater diversity in our media, Channel 7 has wheeled out their coverage team for the upcoming state election. Clearly, they’re not listening.
In the wake of Christchurch, we’re wondering how our media enabled such anti-Muslim sentiment. The solution is simple – make journalism a far more diverse conversation.
While social media is being pilloried for not limiting the spread of the Christchurch massacre video, I believe that blaming these platforms is an exercise in folly.
The #MeToo movement has changed the media landscape, however, it hasn’t exact reached our shores just yet.
The sight of a noted critic of Rodrigo Duterte being placed under arrest bristles the senses. However, if you look deeper, the truth becomes obvious.
Recently, Australia’s media (including myself) was subject to a gag order to stop them from influencing an open case. Considering the wealth of information available to us, I believe an uninfluenced mind is an impossibility.
The Coalition is pushing the message that changes to the “wealthfare” tax system will see the ALP rob at-risk pensioners. This is moronic, and what’s worse, we’re paying for it.
While the internet has seriously damaged democracy, it has also given rise to a series of sub-communities, each believing that their twist on the same thought is equally valid.
While generational labels are nothing new, the term “snowflake millennial” is one of the most acidic. It might roll off the tongue, but it is anything but informed.
According to its state-run media, China has managed to land a probe on the dark side of the Moon. The internet was quick to pile on.
Ian “Hendo” Henderson was the voice of the ABC’s news coverage for a quarter century. The man saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the media transform. He may no longer read the news, but his inexorable personality remains indelibly planted in the zeitgeist.
Yesterday, the police eviscerated the media for putting forward a suspect in the Toyah Cordingley case. In response, the media are questioning the police for dragging their feet. Who is in the right?
In the modern age, false media is all too often promoted as a means to advance the already advanced. I suggest we redirect our technology to those who need it: those outside the official narrative.
We can easily point at Donald Trump for stoking the fires, but it is the media that is equally to blame for such obvious political division.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
In the age of post-truth, official lies and muffled press, we need one thing from our journalists: the truth, and nothing but the truth.
While we can seldom agree, we can agree that things are bad. However, we should become a dreamer, not another cynical realist. No change will come that way.
Be wary of the trumpeted fears of ‘foreign interference’, as they may be used to control those of our own backyard, not those from over the fence.
Alex Jones being kicked off the air was just the most notable neck chopped in a towering wave of sanctioned censorship.
The full details of the allegations against Emma Husar should be noticed. Not for her actions, but rather how much of the investigation was leaked.