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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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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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