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A new era in ABC board appointments

Crikey readers have their say on the new members of the ABC appointments panel, the running of the bulls and the Socialist Alternative.

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Brown Studies: meet the appointee who wants to sell the ABC

If you thought Albrechtsen was the only ideological appointment to the ABC appointments panel, think again. Co-appointee Neil Brown, a QC and former Liberal Party deputy leader, reckons the ABC should be sold, or, failing that, hobbled so it doesn’t compete with the commercial media sector.

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Albrechtsen the appointment we needed

Crikey readers talk Janet Albrechtsen and the problem with filing your taxes early.

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Tips and rumours

ABC appointments history repeating … pollies love Les Mis … tax return problems return …

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Planet Janet’s greatest hits: the woman who’ll help pick the next ABC head

Janet Albrechtsen hasn’t been quiet about her views on what’s wrong with the ABC. Here are some of her most strident views on the national broadcaster — and if you want a seat on the board, you’d better pay attention.

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Update: Albrechtsen scores powerful gig at ABC/SBS

Culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen is to play a key role in appointments at the ABC and SBS

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Tips and rumours

Janet Albrechtsen appointed to role at ABC, SBS … Team Credlin scotches journo Rohan Wenn … truth about financial planners …

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Media briefs: Janet v 18c … racing v mining … March madness …

Rundle: the 18c wars, latest dispatch … Wrong place for a mine (better for horses) … Front page(s) of the day …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: my last temptation

You can try to give up talking about feminism for Lent. But then along comes Janet Albrechtsen with a morsel too juicy to resist for this Catholic …

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Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Janet Albrechtsen writes on a spurious “cultural divide” in Hollywood and at home. Her fact-free propaganda exemplifies the illiberal spirit of the Right. Our writer-at-large goes to the movies.

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Media briefs: Planet Janet speaks … People axed … dancing cop …

Neocon Janet Albrechtsen has helpfully drafted President Barack Obama’s state of the union speech for him — by telling him to do exactly what he’s doing. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: dirty talk … Murdoch payday … Chenoweth new venture …

TV guru Adam Boland perhaps shared a little bit too much with The Sydney Morning Herald, including details of his sex life that were later expunged.

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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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Labor, discrimination laws and a space for speech

Janet Albrechtsen might have a point — Labor’s draft anti-discrimination laws are a worry. The battle has ideological tents camping in strange places, says Crikey’s man-at-large.

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Media briefs: Planet Janet … ABC Twitter gaffe … eat pineapples …

Janet Albrechtsen is joining Insiders next year, but she thinks it’s a decade too late. Also: a fruity media release and an ABC Twitter fail.

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Media briefs: Campo s-xist spray … Clarke & Dawe to stay? … Janet gets creative …

Campo’s s-xist spray … Clarke and Dawe to stay … Janet gets creative …

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Albrechtsen confuses her idiots

Planet Janet Albrechtsen orbited into view again yesterday with a thundering denunciation of the “useful idiots” who had facilitated the soap opera of Julian Assange.

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Janet Albrechtsen on Margaret Thatcher and The Iron Lady

This week, Planet Janet is angry at the new Margaret Thatcher’s film The Iron Lady in which Meryl Streep plays the Tory supremo in her prime. Planet thinks it’s a lefty trick.

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News.com.au’s Struggle St struggles …. Leveson latest … reporting armageddon …

News.com.au’s struggle street struggles … gay marriage and knowing your history …Front Page of the Day …Leveson inquiry: subterfuge can be in public interest, says Guardian reporter …

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Hey Janet, on female sex you’ve got the rough end of the stick

Janet Albrechtsen’s opinion piece in yesterday’s Australian was shocking — you would never would have pegged her as a Sex and the City fan. Or suggesting all female sexual exploration is positive.

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The sisterhood? Jesus. How about common decency?

The growing media obsession with both Julia Gillard’s physical appearance and her marital status could be dismissed as indicative of both the essential inanity of the press and its casual sexism. But it’s more than that.

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Holmes: It’s not just your ABC, it’s everyone’s

The Oz has been unfairly laying into the ABC for its leadership spill coverage last Thursday night. The ABC couldn’t just cut some of its most popular programs for a handful of political junkies, writes Jonathan Holmes.

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Planet Janet’s new wobble: blaming the victimology

Today’s column by Janet Albrechtsen is a long screed against victimhood, says Guy Rundle. Been raped? Sexually abused as a child? Forget professional advice based on real cases: just take your queue from Stieg Larsson.

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Boards: SBS keen on youth, ABC on the bottom line

Yesterday was the closing date for nominations for vacancies on the ABC and SBS boards, and although the “arm’s length” appointment process is independent, the parameters are still within the influence of the incumbents.

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The Conservative Commentariat Knitting Circle

Featuring the Cane Toads for a Free Tibet Action Committee

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