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Helen Razer — Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.


Razer: we finally reached peak Q&A

October 24, 2017 39 Comments

This week's Q&A episode on marriage equality was billed as a “debate” and was boiled down to its noisome essence. Which is to say, it said things that have been already said and said.

Razer: #metoo stories will not always heal, but they do feed the media beast

October 19, 2017 5 Comments

It seems we do not believe so much in political action as we do in the political power of painful stories. This is misguided.

Razer: Four Corners put political candour to death last night

October 17, 2017 66 Comments

Sarah Ferguson's "interrogation" of Hillary Clinton on Four Corners last night marks a watershed moment (not in a good way) for political journalism.

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

October 12, 2017 29 Comments

The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

October 10, 2017 27 Comments

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

October 5, 2017 4 Comments

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Razer: One Nation will thrive in the absence of a genuine alternative (and centrism isn’t it)

October 3, 2017 26 Comments

If there is no party in this nation ready with both an economic plan for an uncertain future and a true aversion to bigotry, we can expect to see PHON exert its influence.

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

September 28, 2017 11 Comments

Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

September 26, 2017 13 Comments

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Razer: why are right-wing snowflakes like Bolt so mad over this sacked kids’ entertainer?

September 21, 2017 20 Comments

After all, the workplace conditions that made her instant sacking possible have been championed by people like John Howard, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt, etc, for years.