Blogged down We are hearing that various independent bloggers in Australia are suddenly and seemingly arbitrarily finding themselves blocked from sharing their work on Facebook.
Bloggers, dealing with nothing more offensive than politics or music, are finding that when they attempt to share their work on Facebook, they are being hit with a “community guidelines” violation. Overzealous bot cleansing the timeline, or an early retaliation against Australian content producers? Are you a blogger suddenly unable to promote your work via Facebook? Let us know.
Flushing out the big issues Credit to Andrew Hastie, keeping his head during this global crisis and focusing on what REALLY matters: bathroom allocations.
He’s emailed thousands of people to let them know that the Tasmanian Equal Opportunity Commission has summoned Senator Claire Chandler to “explain herself” for saying:
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… women’s sports, women’s toilets and women’s changing rooms are designed for people of the female sex and should remain that way.
“I am not joking. This is real,” he says, gravely, going on to cite George Orwell. “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever,” he wrote. Thanks to Adam Creighton, it’s only the second-most hysterical use of that exact quote in the last week.
News Corp on ABC watch Oz columnist Chris Kenny tapped whatever keyboard shortcut produces his column today to make a point about how senior ABC people never really retire — citing figures Kerry O’Brien, Barrie Cassidy and Phillip Adams who stick around like retired mafia dons.
But, then… Kenny’s column comes a page away from the regular weekly column by Chris Mitchell, who retired as editor in chief in 2015. Mitchell first joined the Oz in 1984 and was its editor or editor-in-chief for some 16 years (a period broken by seven years running News Corp’s Queensland papers).
The Oz today also contains work from Greg Sheridan, who’s worked at the paper since 1992, and who could forget political heavies Paul Kelly and Dennis Shanahan, whose stints at the national broadsheet must be close to running into a collective three digits and certainly rivals that of O’Brien and Adams, who, incidentally, still pens a weekend column for the Oz.
Small world, this journalism caper.
Cubbying favour with the PM Scott Morrison was given a not-at-all embarrassingly fawning treatment in The Sunday Telegraph’s Father’s Day special on Sunday.
In it, “super dad ScoMo” talks about the fun job of building his daughters a cubby house (“Kidabilly House”).
To the extent that any of this counts as news rather than free PR, it’s not even new.