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The conflicts of interest muddying the anti-pokies campaign

As with any public debate, the challenge in the pokies reform will be getting participants to put all their cards on the table and declare these conflicts as they arise. Stephen Mayne declares their interests on the public’s behalf.

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The Oz tunes in … an enlightened Bolt …

It’s truly amazing how Melbourne-based Nick Leys’ account of Leckie’s “robust delivery” at the Sydney launch matched so similarly — identically, in fact — to TV Tonight’s David Knox. Plus other media news.

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Bolt exaggerates paymaster’s anti-pokies campaign — again

Despite Crikey alerting the world of his failure to disclose an association with the pokies lobby after this hysterical September 3 column, News Ltd’s biggest columnist has repeated the effort in today’s paper.

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Andrew Bolt: there’s no medium this conservative can’t conquer

A staggering 11.7 million Australians pick up a paper featuring Andrew Bolt’s column each week. But his column is only the start of his influence. The Bolt orchestra plays all through the week, making his tunes impossible to ignore.

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Mayne: who will last longer — Julia Gillard or Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch’s leadership could be over in just a few weeks. He’s suddenly out of tricks and out of time, writes Andrew Stephen Mayne-Bolt.

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Essential: we trust Negus and Oakes, but who’s Andrew Bolt?

We trust Laurie Oakes and George Negus to bring us the news. But not Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt, an Essential Research poll found.

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Bolt talks up anti-pokies campaign, fails to disclose association

Bolt’s worst offence over the weekend was to grossly exaggerate the impact of the NSW pokies backlash while failing to disclose his financial association with those involved in the campaign.

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News Ltd management: Vulnerable? No. Skittish? Yes.

How skittish the mighty News Limited looks following the weird Julia Gillard-Andrew Bolt-John Hartigan interaction over that nasty little Glenn Milne column.

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The not always rewarding history of defamation and political leaders

My own experience in this and other defamation matters perhaps gives me a different perspective to many people on the balance there should be between critical commentary and reporting on political matters.

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Mayne: it all goes back to Bolt’s unhinged resignation prediction

Unlike the Americans with Richard Nixon, Australia doesn’t have a contemporary history which has involved the media producing a scandal of such enormity that it forced the resignation of a Prime Minister.

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Andrew Bolt sulks then fires back

News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt has returned from self-imposed exile to launch a frenzied defence of free speech by using his regular column and radio slot to attack the prime minister.

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Time for Gillard to put away funny hats, fluoro vests

What do you do when your tactics are completely failing and defeat is looming?

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Meet Michael Bolt … Front Page of the Day …

There will be red faces among Channel Ten’s website team this morning as their home page displayed a big plug to Ten’s Sunday morning rant The Bolt Report, with the presenter “Michael Bolt”. Ahem?

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Nick Minchin, keeper of the Howard flame … NGV’s power benefactor …

Leader of the Right and keeper of the Howard flame, Nick Minchin is still regarded by some as the Liberal Party’s spiritual leader. Also, the NGV’s power benefactor, Alan Joyce finds friends in the market and Bolt and Negus back in 2012.

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OurSay gets a boost via a Bolt from the blue

OurSay is a not-for-profit group of young people who, on the smell of an oily rag and a lot of enthusiasm and new media savvy, have built a site with Facebook and Twitter presence through which they crowdsource questions.

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Rage is an effective emotion for allaying the sensation of terror

Shakira Hussein braced herself for the backlash of hearing a Muslim name in regards to the Norway massacre gunman. But that doesn’t mean she breathed easy or gloated — as others have suggested — when learning he was a right-wing Christian.

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Rundle: will Mad Monk be brought low by madder Monckton?

Moncktongate has now become a political and moral test for Tony Abbott, whose principal political action to date has been to exile climate-change denialism from the political mainstream.

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First shots: Bolt attacks ‘Left-wing judges’ as News rallies troops

Andrew Bolt has fired a warning shot ahead of the looming judgment in his racial discrimination case, using his regular column in this morning’s Herald Sun to launch an attack against “left-wing” judges.

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Advertisers bolt from The Bolt Report

A campaign to pressure companies not to air advertisements during Andrew Bolt’s new TV show appears to be working, with Tele-Choice and iPrimus reportedly among the companies pulling out of Bolt’s Sunday morning time slot.

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The campaign to get Andrew Bolt off the air is reprehensible

This week idealistic lefties have started a campaign to try and pressure companies to pull advertising from Andrew Bolt’s new show The Bolt Report. This should concern any advocate of free speech, writes Dan Barrett.

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Osama bin Laden’s warranted execution

Crikey reads have their say.

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Behrendt complex at … Bolt’s midnight calling …

Weekend Australian editor Nick Cater took a rare trip out of the HQ to add the latest instalment to his paper’s obsessive war against Aboriginal leader Larissa Behrendt. Plus other media news of the day.

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Bolt’s Report: worst current affairs show ever?

The reviews are in for The Bolt Report, Andrew Bolt’s new Sunday morning TV pulpit at Channel Ten — and they’re not pretty, writes Jason Whittaker.

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Age staff rally … newspaper photoshops Hillary Clinton from iconic photo …

In today’s Media Briefs: NPR social-media guru explains Twitter ethics, ABC edges closer to rule change on paid sales, European ventures seek to fill a void in world news and more …

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Gillard move straight from the Bolt playbook

In the Sunday newspapers was the story of the federal Labor government having accepted one of Andrew Bolt’s recommendations. And not a word from him about this confirmation of his importance.

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