Topic archives: Clive James

Strong, silenced type: in censoring bigots, Twitter has only amplified their hate

October 4, 2016 6

If the genuine hope is to end racism, sexism, homophobia and all their unfortunate cousins, then Twitter et al have got it arse-backwards.

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

June 2, 2014

Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

September 4, 2013

Seven won last night's programming comfortably, with ABC's Clive James interview the only other option that came close.

Clive James’ ill health … RN Breakfast blooper … ACA breaches code …

Clive James’ ill health … RN Breakfast blooper … ACA breaches code …

June 22, 2012

In today's Media Briefs: Hey, ACA, an ill Clive James is "getting near the end" ... Audio blooper on RN Breakfast ... Front Page of the Day ... The Department of Corrections ... ACA breaches code and more ...

Rundle: I feel (inexplicably) sorry for Clive James

May 2, 2012 16

The universe is conspiring to make one feel empathy for Clive James. Being "exposed" by A Current Affair for an alleged eight-year affair with Sydney Harbour flotsam Leanne Edelsten took the cake.

The live animal trade

June 21, 2011 13

Crikey readers have their say.

Media briefs: Age of treason … Oz’s Moran-ic error … Mangos falls from Sky …

Media briefs: Age of treason … Oz’s Moran-ic error … Mangos falls from Sky …

June 20, 2011

The Age's deputy arts editor Kylie Northover doesn't appear to dig the hollow celebrity guff on her own paper's website. Plus, the unfortunate news graphic of the day and other media news.

Who really lost the Culture Wars!

Who really lost the Culture Wars!

March 9, 2010 22

Clive James! Bastard!

Is Clive James a climate change sceptic because he’s a senile old sucker?

November 4, 2009

Clive James may have praised the need for scepticism with climate change, but that just proves him as a old sucker, not a sceptic, writes George Monbiot. Do old people think more positively about climate change effects because they are closer to death?

Clive James: In praise of climate change scepticism

October 27, 2009

Climate sceptics are often likened to Holocaust deniers -- but the two aren't really analogous, says Clive James: the Holocaust actually happened, while the Earth still hasn't been destroyed by global warming. A bit of scepticism is healthy for science and society.

Paul Kelly, John Howard and East Timor

September 9, 2009 1

Crikey readers weigh in on John Howard's involvement in East Timor's independence, the lobbyist to MP ratio and Senator Steve Fielding's spelling.

Clive James gets it wrong on feminists, Muslims, Australians, you name it

September 8, 2009 2

Clive James has joined the chorus of voices railing against both Islam and Western feminists, in an article that champions two Australian “dissidents” -- Pamela Bone and Helen Garner, writes Shakira Hussein.

A bag of douche

September 2, 2009

In this month's Quadrant, David Free has an interesting take on Clive James's latest collection of essays...

On the awfulness of Clive James

August 5, 2009 23

Australian Literary Review have published another whopper Clive James poem. His poetry is "self-parodic" and "depressingly bad" , sighs Guy Rundle.