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50 things The Australian hates

To mark The Australian’s 50th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 50 things the Oz loves to hate. Have we missed something or someone who’s been the target of an Oz hate campaign? Add them in the comments.

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  1. Delete 6. Jihadis and replace it with Muslims.

    by Raaraa on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  2. No Larissa Behrendt?

    by illywhacker on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  3. 50 seems to be the short list?

    by Flat tyre on Jul 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

  4. National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Their relentless trashing of the Scheme daily for several weeks without any rebuttal printed (and I know it was supplied) was instrumental in causing its demise in the Federal Budget

    by croceau on Jul 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  5. Still LOLing at that Grundle anecdote, though.

    by Mel Campbell on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

  6. 51. Australia.

    by Electric Lardyland on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

  7. What’s the “ugly teachers” line a reference to?

    by Nevil Kingston-Brown on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

  8. Journalism…

    by Jaybuoy on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  9. This piece doesn’t include the AFR’s Neil Chenoweth and it should. Bad Crikey.

    by Myriam Robin on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

  10. Remember how they got huffy at “the hate media”?

    by klewso on Jul 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

  11. No. 15 Monarchists should probably be Monarchists and Monarchy, unless its the Sun KIng Himself and His Own Royal Family and His Own Loyal Courtiers.

    by BruceHassan on Jul 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  12. 52. Unprofessional, biased journalism that is nothing more than a blatant attempt to circumvent democratic processes and ensure that the political views of its owners are foisted the Australian public, with absolutely no regard for the damage that this may cause to the fundamental structure of our society or the most vulnerable of its members.

    Oh. Hang on. Sorry … wrong list.

    by Graeski on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  13. Truth

    by John Taylor on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  14. Guy (rhymes with Brie!!) Rundle!! We need a new photo of him with beret and prop bread stick now..

    by Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  15. *Baguette

    by Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  16. The Bludger should not be our national icon - it should be our national rag!”

    That’s the trouble when the omnipotent jettison impartiality, to become a player.

    by klewso on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  17. BER and HIP, they even gave me an honourable mention in 2009 that had me laughing for hours.

    by MarilynJS on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  18. Why include a nominal lightweight like Julie Posetti?

    Anyone?

    by Kevin Herbert on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  19. 53- The Tertiary Educated.

    by DiddyWrote on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

  20. A bit rich isn’t it?

    I subscribe to a publication that oozes hatred of those with a different view in every edition. It’s called Crikey.

    50 things that Crikey hates.
    1. Tony Abbott
    2. Tony Abbott
    3. Tony Abbott

    You can fill in the blanks.

    49. Tony Abbott
    50. Tony Abbott

    by David Hand on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  21. You need to put together a second list to include personalities in sport starting with James Hurd and the Essendon FC, Leyton Hewitt, Robbie Deans, for starters, The Melbourne Storm, Andrew Hildich.. only 44 more to go.

    by tonyfunnywalker on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  22. More hates

    Real economists.
    Scientists generally and Tim Flannery in particular.
    Anyone who promotes fast broadband and regulation of the media in paticular Senator Conroy (in both categories).
    Kevin Rudd
    Bob Carr
    … 100 is not impossible …

    by tonyfunnywalker on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  23. This has got to be one of the more puerile and pointless articles published by Crikey for quite some time.

    by David Hand on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  24. And yet David, you still subscribe…

    by Yclept on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  25. C’mon Crikey.. it’s time for a like or recommend feature so we can thumbs up our favourite comments. Yclept has mine for today ..

    by Buddy on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  26. Hipsters. I know #11 kinda covers it but their fetish for the word itself is notable, I think it gives all the old farts the feeling they’re within cooee of the zeitgeist.

    Bicycles.

    Women, (non-anglo) foreigners, & aboriginies who aren’t appropriately grateful for all that old white men have done for you minorities (that are actually the majority).

    by Liamj on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

  27. I think it’s more the Murdoch state rags’ job to whip up mob hate for cyclists, The Australian is far too stuffy for that nonsense.

    I would add The Conversation, and really academics in general, there’s some serious anti-intellectualism going on with The Oz. I suppose that could fall under science though.

    by b2e37c504a9298f5eb3805078fa10e11 on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  28. 95% of Australians, or should it be the world?

    by paul holland on Jul 16, 2014 at 8:06 am

  29. Well be a grown up David and go and roll around in back copies of The Australian shouting “wheeeeeeee!”

    by John Taylor on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

  30. This thread makes me feel I’ve stumbled into a support group for beleaguered leftie victims of the real world.

    I subscribe because I support independent news and information channels. Admittedly when I first subscribed, the editorial line wasn’t as left wing as it has become today. But I am not afraid of reading commentary that is different to my own views.

    You guys should try it some time. Admittedly, you’d need to stop writing off those of differing views as the devil incarnate but it does broaden one’s mind.

    Here’s an idea. Subscribe to the Australian.

    by David Hand on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

  31. Hell no David, if I want vitriol and spew, plenty of websites offer that for free!

    by Chris Hartwell on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  32. David Hand:

    You say “I subscribe to a publication that oozes hatred of those with a different view in every edition. It’s called Crikey”.

    You’re clearly a Keith Windshuttle ‘culture wars’ proponent, with your wholesale categorisation of on-line disagreements on Crikey couched as ‘hate’.

    You need to grow up a little…that’s if there’s time.

    by Kevin Herbert on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  33. David, trouble is you are so enthralled with the far, far, far right you see everything, even middle ground Crikey as far left. You would also see the ABC as far left. I’m sorry that’s just delusional.

    by Yclept on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  34. Well Kevin,
    The title of the article contains the word “hate”. So commenting about Crikey using its chosen vernacular seems reasonable to me.

    Hey maybe I should grow up but don’t you think that a whole article where all the Crikey acolytes down here in the crypt can throw shit at the Australian is just a bit juvenile?

    by David Hand on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  35. Hey Y,
    Crikey is in the middle ground?

    Seriously?

    by David Hand on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  36. Well it ain’t far left David!

    by Yclept on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm

  37. The Australian & indeed the whole of News Limited, represents everything that’s gone wrong with media in Oz & globally since around 1982.

    It’s a crass stenographer for the global neocons, and their Australian politician toadies - a vile elitist group which has taken over the US political system, and is directly responsible for the murder of millions of innocents globally in illegal wars. Its pretensions to journalistic credibility have as much weight as the US Fox News channel.

    As far as I’m concerned,as backed up by a mountain of facts, Murdoch is a card carrying member of a global criminal gang.

    by Kevin Herbert on Jul 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  38. Kev!
    I detect a fairly big helping of h+te in your post. Or have I misunderstood you?

    by David Hand on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  39. Then there’s their hate for the dissemination of alternate contrary political opinion - because it confuses punters, and they vote?
    They just want to Con-troll propaganda - through Murdoch’s troll-op-ed opinionistas working away in his “Ministry of Misinformation and Obfuscation”.

    by klewso on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

  40. Poor old David Hand:

    can’t evaluate the difference between the known facts & his personal opinion.

    He’d be an ideal recruit at the Oz.

    by Kevin Herbert on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:44 am

  41. This is why I love you guys!
    You have “facts”
    We unwashed right of centre types are limited to mere opinions.

    by David Hand on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

  42. I don’t need your love David..in any form.

    As a former ABC & & 7 Network hack with more than 25 years additional local & international media relations experience, I have no problems adjudging that the Australian newspaper is used to batter/destroy anyone who disagrees with its proprietor’s far right wing views on global order.

    Keep up your phony culture wars disposition…it suits you.

    by Kevin Herbert on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

  43. Well that’s made my day.

    Even though my love has been spurned, a veteran of the left wing groupthink that is ABC journalism actually confesses to be a veteran of the left wing groupthink that is ABC journalism.

    No wonder you don’t like the Australian!

    by David Hand on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

  44. Wow, Kerry Stokes runs a “left wing groupthink”. I. Did. Not. Know. That!

    by Yclept on Jul 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

  45. Advertisers ? (apparently)

    by green-orange on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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