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‘A political organisation that employs journos’: how Fox sets the agenda

A new book sheds light on how Roger Ailes and Fox News have created a culture of intense fear — and then capitalised on it. So what do we learn about News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch?

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Bandt’s Greenstown, the last hipster holdout in our dystopia

Freelance writer Mel Campbell is in Greenstown with Adam Bandt, where everyone is donning ponchos, stockpiling lattes and readying themselves for the culture wars to come.

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Nick Cater’s cheer squad in Culture clash

Sycophantic journos at anti-News Limited have fallen in line to praise their colleague Nick Cater’s new book to the skies. It’s a Culture clash that deserves greater scrutiny.

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Christian Science Monitor | FILM & TV|

How Mad Men brings peace to the culture wars

Cult TV show Mad Men focuses on a highly contentious time in American history: the early 60s, post Happy Days and pre free love. It’s a good antidote for the anti-60s — and its sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll — crew.

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Andrew Bartlett | FEDERAL|

Bartlett: Are the Libs turning into the Tea Party?

The Coalition has turned into a force that disagrees with everything for the sake of it, no matter how mundane, and it’s destroying the government’s ability to form public policy, writes Andrew Bartlett.

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God and Aborigines under Abbott

The “Welcome to Country” skirmish was a call to Howard’s lost battlers: voters who deserted the Coalition for Labor at the last election, writes Dr Leslie Cannold.

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Getting back to basics or ignoring the key issues?

After years of individual state curriculums for school, the first national curriculum has been released for public discussion. How does the new curriculum hold up? Is the ‘back to basics’ attitude a positive one or an oversimplification?

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The search for the Right Wing Phillip Adams

In other news Peter Costello is not dead yet

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The new culture wars: Melbourne vs Brisbane, pincers Sydney

Battle lines are drawn in the fight for domestic cultural tourism with Melbourne and Brisbane going mano a mano to attract visitors, writes Ned Keene.

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Conservative heroines: must be pretty and enrage liberals

Clare Werbeloff is Australian for Sarah Palin … well almost.

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

Deconstructing Blair’s law

Daily Telegraph Opinion Editor Tim Blair is very proud of his eponymous “law”, which essentially says all Leftists are confused idiots who mindlessly support idiotic causes.

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The Oz dons its fatigues, re-ignites the culture wars

The Australian is frothing at the mouth at the appointment of Stuart McIntryre to the National Cirriculum Board. Not an entirely surprising development, writes Overland editor Jeff Sparrow.

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