Journalism 101

Just when I had lost faith in Auntie and was complaining about Lateline letting politicos off without asking difficult questions . . . along comes Maxine McKew filling in for Tony Jones on a Friday night. It was a fairly simple question on the rather dull topic of welfare (not so dull to people who…

So five minutes ago

What do you know, bloggers are famous: Miranda Devine has discovered the blogsphere. What a hip, young with-it person she is. Apprently, bloggers are really good at spotting forgeries and picking up mistakes made by the mainstream media, viz, a CBS 60 Minutes report on documents that “proved” George W shirked his National Guard duties,…

More lies

I don’t think anyone but the most blinkered Liberal Party die-hard believes a word the PM says anymore. And I’m appalled when even the ABC lets him get away with it. In an interview on Lateline the other night, John Howard repeatedly jawed on about how interest rates were bound to go up under a…

Old

I was talking to a friend yesterday about whether or not you could say there’s already a distinctive noughties style of music. He didn’t think so, but I’m pretty convinced you can already detect something very new and interesting emerging from that awful decade of grunge, crappy dance, and R ‘n’ B (shoot them all,…