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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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The Bolt Report stumbles out of the gate

Andrew Bolt’s new TV show The Bolt Report feels like a low-rent cable news opinion-driven panel show that doesn’t have a strong voice. For the program to work it needs to be bolder, says Dan Barrett.

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Looking after your own on Twitter

Andrew Bolt has complained that “If you tweet from the Right, you’re in strife” claiming that “The Left looks after its own”. Perhaps he is in need of a trip down memory lane, says Dave Gaukroger.

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Woodside resists perfectly reasonable shareholder resolution on carbon

Woodside initially rejected a standard shareholder resolution calling for greater disclosure of carbon costs.

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Here’s something I prepared earlier…

The Herald Sun’s resident military correspondent, Andrew Bolt, raises concerns that the Defence Minister is turning the ADF into some kind of PR outfit. But this post is the intellectual equivalent of fast food, says Dave Gaukroger.

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An open letter to Andrew Bolt from a “half-caste” Kungarakan-Gurindji woman

Proud Aboriginal academic Sue Stanton writes about the recent Andrew Bolt case and how frustrating it is for someone who has spent their life fighting for Aboriginal rights.

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Aboriginal identity: ‘I never had a choice’

How do you define someone’s identity? It was key issue in the Andrew Bolt racial discrimination case and Crikey asked some Aboriginal Australians to explain identity in their own words.

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Inside Lachlan Murdoch’s first Ten media, market briefing

Lachlan Murdoch conducted his first media and market briefing yesterday after Ten Network released its 2011 half-year results… and welcomed The Bolt Report.

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The Campbell Newman coup

Crikey readers have their say.

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Bolt on trial: Herald Sun wants to publish the lot

The Herald Sun has launched an unprecedented bid to publish the totality of “proceedings, argument and evidence” in the Andrew Bolt racial discrimination case, sparking fears of a massive media campaign to bag the trial in the eyes of the public.

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Ten profit slumps, activists contemplate EGM to remove directors

The calling of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to remove directors of public companies is an incredibly rare thing in Australia. Will shareholders do it at Ten?

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Televised Revolution Podcast — Episode 36

On this week’s Televised Revolution Podcast talking points include changes to One HD, increasing numbers for digital penetration, Andrew Bolt’s move to Channel 10, the 2011 lineup for Dancing With the Stars and more.

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Andrew Bolt on trial: final plea to ban ‘unlawful’ Hun stories

The two senior silks representing nine prominent members of the Aboriginal community in the Andrew Bolt race case have concluded their submissions with a passionate plea for Judge Mordy Bromberg to ban the Herald Sun from publishing “unlawful” stories in the future.

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Barry: Bolt’s good job for Gina

If rumour is right, Lachlan Murdoch is taking a leaf out of his dad’s Fox News playbook by hiring populist right-wing commentator Andrew Bolt to front a new Sunday morning talk show on Ten.

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The 7PM Project and a dose of climate misinfotainment

The 7PM Project’s producers went looking for conflict and argument and in so doing, failed its audience, writes journalist Graham Readfearn.

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Fantasies of multiculturalism, ordinariness and Ozstalgie

The one thing the Australian public will never be presented with is the real choice — do you want genuine community control over immigration policy, levels and source (a process that would generate an answer liked by neither left nor right)?

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Andrew Bolt’s slot: Video Hits out-rates Meet the Press

If Ten wants starts a Sunday morning talk show to accommodate the likes of Andrew Bolt and his right-wing views, it’s in for a long, expensive learning experience.

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Andrew Bolt on trial: questions of Aboriginal identity, writing intent

Former Federal Court Judge Ron Merkel has raised the spectre of thousands of vulnerable young Aborigines suffering for years at the hands of Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt as the conservative scribe’s race case continued this morning

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Andrew Bolt and reading between the climate lines

The Herald Sun’s chief climate scientist Andrew Bolt supposedly uncovered a scandal when he blogged about two CSIRO reports. But one wasn’t from the CSIRO and the reports were not contradictory, writes Dave Gaukroger.

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Andrew Bolt on trial: stories in the clear, but HWT to apologise

Andrew Bolt will not be forced to apologise over a series of articles on lighter-skinned members of the Aboriginal community, the Federal Court was told this morning.

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The NSW blame game continues

Crikey readers weigh in on John Robertson, Andrew Bolt and Dick Smith.

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Bolt on trial: Ron Merkel fires up on Friday arvo, slams Bolt and Herald Sun

Former Federal Court Judge Ron Merkel has delivered a swingeing salvo against columnist Andrew Bolt and the Herald Sun this afternoon, linking Bolt again to the eugenics movement and raising the spectre of the popular scribe’s opinion of the Stolen Generations.

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Bolt on trial: ‘I cast no aspersions over their Aboriginality’

Andrew Bolt’s defence QC has mounted a torturous argument to show his high-profile client failed to fall foul of the Racial Discrimination Act in the Federal Court this morning.

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Bolt on trial: judge questions key claims

Federal Court judge Mordy Bromberg has questioned key elements of Andrew Bolt’s defence in a racial discrimination case brought by nine prominent members of the Aboriginal community this morning.

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