parties and factions

The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them – Phillip Adams, journalist

Friday Hoyden: Gillian Triggs

Gillian Triggs has proved herself so far above the pitiful scrabblings of the shrivelled souls who want her to stop saying that we shouldn’t subject children to institutional abuse that she has forced them to reveal themselves for what they are.

Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition

The giants who strode the political landscape of my youth are toppling one by one, leaving only gnats swarming over the entrails of serious political principles while Big Money shakes shiny things at us all, politicians very much included.

Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: Shame Shorten Shame – Spineless Opposition Edition

The Shorten Opposition is there voting with the government in the House without rigorously debating the bills or using the Senate conscientiously as a House of Review, so these bills are being fast-tracked into legislation without adequate scrutiny let alone electoral transparency. Why?

Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: Demonising Students Edition

Mr Pyne told the ABC’s Lateline that the AFP were concerned about his and the Prime Minister’s safety should they attend the event in Geelong.

He also said the Prime Minister took the decision “so that students can get on with their studies unmolested by the Socialist Alternative”.

Oh no, it’s Reds Under The Beds time again! What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: Budget 2014 Edition

The ABC website has a handy special Budget summary page that will be updated as the announcements roll in. Meanwhile, First Dog In The Moon makes some points about our nation’s hugely expensive mistreatment of refugees and how public servant redundancies which get replaced by more expensive consultants don’t actually help the sacred bottom line.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: #BringBackOurGirls Edition

So who else thinks that if 200+ white schoolgirls had been kidnapped from a boarding school anywhere on the planet that the media would be making it not just a top story but the top story for weeks until their whereabouts was discovered? So why aren’t there regular updates about the 200+ kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls every single day?

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?