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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Turns out Aussie voters don’t hate Labor, they hated Julia Gillard. Could Labor actually win this thing? Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Censorship? Climate sceptics culled from universities

Two prominent climate sceptics have lost their jobs with their respective universities. As Andrew Bolt cries ‘censorship’, Crikey looks more closely at the story of Murry Salby and Bob Carter.

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Media briefs: Murdoch tax havens … Bolt on Eddie … Stutch spruiks NZ …

Andrew Bolt weighs into the controversy over Eddie McGuire’s “racist gaffe”. That and other media news.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Let’s not be too hard on Eddie McGuire, the Coalition stabs Labor in the back over donations, and other political issues of the day.

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ANU censorship fans the flames of Islamophobia

ANU’s student newspaper ran a satirical infographic poking fun of Islam; ANU responded with censorship. Outgoing Woroni editor Farz Edraki argues, ironically, it’s been more damaging than the graphic.

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Tips and rumours

Travellers left in lurch as Melbourne company shuts up shop? … we fact-check whether the ABC is a Left “monoculture” … credit cards cut up at Nine …

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Abbott, Bolt, Rinehart fawn in the IPA court of King Murdoch

An anonymous Crikey mole managed to snag a ticket to the Institute of Public Affairs’ 70th birthday party. Find out what Bolt, Murdoch, Rinehart and Abbott got up to …

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Climate lunacy, or how Bolt can’t read a graph

How can Andrew Bolt point to a graph as showing a “pause” in global warming, when it unequivocally shows the opposite? He’s a propagandist of the highest order.

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Tips and rumours

Your morning tea with John Howard and Albrechtsen … where is Rebekah Brooks? … newspaper chiefs and their high salaries …

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Yes, Rupert, racism is disgraceful — tell your newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has attacked Labor for being racist and portrayed himself as an immigration advocate. Does that ring true, given the stories his newspapers run? Crikey intern Ben Westcott trawls through the archives.

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Andrew Bolt, lover of censorship

Andrew Bolt certainly likes to talk about freedom of speech, but when it comes down to it, he only wants that freedom for those who agree with him.

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Fairfax journos fire up over Rinehart but Bolt stays silent

Fairfax journalists are rallying to support Adele Ferguson in her stoush with Gina Rinehart. But where is Andrew Bolt, so-called defender of free speech?

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Media briefs: Peacock plumped … Bolt v Insiders … Berg’s Tea …

ABC stars line up to plump Peacock. A bevy of ABC luminaries including Kerry O’Brien, Leigh Sales and Tony Jones has endorsed current affairs journalist Matt Peacock for the coveted position of ABC staff-elected director. According to Peacock — whose reporting on James Hardie Industries formed the basis for last year’s miniseries Devil’s Dust  — he has secured the backing […]

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Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

The former Labor leader is standing by his reference to Andrew Robb’s mental health issues in a newspaper column last week. He says the Right-wing commentariat has no right to call for his comments to be censored.

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Could Bolt do a Sullivan and blog solo? Don’t hold your breath

US-based blogger Andrew Sullivan is ditching The Daily Beast to go it alone — and is asking readers to pay for it. Could the same approach work for big-name commentators here?

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Taking offence at Roxon’s human rights laws

The danger with the anti-discrimination law reform is that it is so particular, baroquely crafted and precise in what it attempts to police, that its operation would not be loud and upfront. Quiet and subtle doesn’t get it done.

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Media briefs: Bolt’s breach … 2012 radio ratings … Tele buries Slipper …

Andrew Bolt has gotten into trouble with the press watchdog over his climate change coverage. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

To examine the criticisms by Andrew Bolt and others (including Julie Bishop) that Julia Gillard should have reported to police about her ex-boyfriend’s “slush fund”, Mark Latham speaks to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie.

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Media briefs: Bolt beats ABC’s Insiders … Fairfax Googles fix …

Bolt beats ABC … Fairfax goes Gmail … front page of the day …

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Bolt beats Insiders, thanks to his defender Lachlan

The Bolt Report now attracts more viewers in total than Insiders on ABC TV does. It’s been a good year for the right-wing ranter.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: ‘He will say and do anything to get at Gillard’

In round two of Bolt Watch, Mark Latham takes on more assertions made by blogger Andrew Bolt over the Julia Gillard AWU story.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: Why Andrew is wrong on Gillard and Slater & Gordon

The former Labor leader trawls the coverage of the Julia Gillard’s Slater &Gordon affair on Andrew Bolt’s blog to test the allegations — and Bolt’s assertions — against her.

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Essential: we love Laurie and Aunty, but who’s Andrew Bolt?

An Essential Research poll has found Laurie Oakes and George Negus are the most trusted media commentators, while Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt come last.

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Media briefs: Verrender joins BS … Age ed roams … Bolt on Bolsheviks …

In today’s Media Briefs: Verrender joins Business Spectator … Rundle on Bolt: rewriting history … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Elisabeth Murdoch paid almost $4m for running Shine by News …

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Rundle on Bolt: rewriting history on Cubbie

Andrew Bolt responds to Barnaby Joyce’s economic nationalism and his plan to have the gummint buy up, and redistribute, Cubby Station — while rewriting history.

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