Topic archives: Crikey wrap

Crikey wrap: the death of Richard ‘the bulldozer’ Holbrooke

December 15, 2010 2

On his deathbed yesterday, top US diplomat Richard Holbrooke's final words were: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan." It was the perfect final soundbite for the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, even if it was wrong.

Delhi’s Commonwealth Games fiasco

September 23, 2010 18

Crikey Media Wrap: A bridge collapse is the latest event in a flood of negative press for the already beleaguered Commonwealth Games organisers. And the hyperbolic headlines are running hot.

Crikey Wrap: The Tea Party takeover

Crikey Wrap: The Tea Party takeover

September 16, 2010 12

In just a few short years the super conservative and sometimes a little kooky Tea Party movement has come to dominate the political landscape in the US. And now it's gunning for control of the Republican Party, following massive wins for Tea Party supported nominees at yesterday's US Primaries.

Crikey Wrap: using extreme measures to tackle extremism

September 10, 2010 7

America is divided over the plans for the Mosque and the plans to burn the Koran. Today, Crikey intern Jeremy Venosta takes a look at media coverage over the controversial event.

How the world viewed Oz politics’ Mad Tuesday

September 8, 2010

Julia Gillard has snuck over the line to become Australia's prime minister, in a day of epic negotiations, excruciating press conferences and massive injections to rural funding. But how did the rest world view yesterday's whirlwind events, asks Crikey intern Jeremy Venosta?

Crikey wrap: saluting the end of the Iraq war

September 2, 2010 4

Yesterday President Obama announced and end to one of the costliest wars America has ever committed to. Crikey intern Jeremy Venosta examines what the pundits are saying.

Helen Thomas retires in disgrace: a Crikey wrap

June 9, 2010 103

Journalism legend Helen Thomas was forced to retire on Monday amidst controversy surrounding her comments on Israel. Nicolas Bradley brings you a wrap of the best commentary on Helen.

Crikey wrap: It’s who you know, not Hu, you know?

Crikey wrap: It’s who you know, not Hu, you know?

March 31, 2010

Following on from the Stern Hu case, Crikey intern Tom Cowie wraps what the media is saying about verdict implications, including Chinese-Australian relations and foreign investors in China.

Crikey Wrap: Moving with the NY Times

January 21, 2010

The NY Times has announced that it will resurrect a paywall for its online content, sending media geeks and commentators' fingers flying over whether it will work and What It All Means. Crikey intern Flint Duxfield takes a look at what they're saying.

Crikey wrap: Haitian earthquake could mean up to 100,000 dead

January 14, 2010 1

As rescuers from around the world begin to pick through the rubble, Crikey picks through the media coverage.

Politicians behaving badly: all the juicy news from <em>Game Change</em>

Politicians behaving badly: all the juicy news from Game Change

January 13, 2010 2

Washington has been in a frenzy all week as sordid political rumours spill forth from the new book on the US '08 presidential campaign, Game Change. From affairs to racist remarks, what were the spiciest revelations?

Murder, racism and Melbourne

Murder, racism and Melbourne

January 7, 2010 25

The murder of Indian student Nitin Garg has reopened the debate about racist attacks and the safety of Indian students studying in Melbourne. What are the pundits saying?

Copenhagen Calling: a Crikey wrap

December 7, 2009 3

This week, delegates from 192 countries will descend upon Copenhagen for its much-hyped climate change conference. Crikey intern Tom McIlroy looks at what the world is saying

Crikey wrap: Obama, the “war president”

December 3, 2009 4

In what will no doubt been seen as one of the critical moments of the Obama presidency, Crikey intern Thomas McIlroy gathers the commentariats' thought on Obama's decision to send a further 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.

Crikey wrap: remembering the fall of the Wall

November 10, 2009

The fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years ago today, reunited Germany and marked the official end of the 40-year Cold War. Crikey intern Michelle Loh does a wrap of what the pundits are saying.

The world sees red over <em>Hey Hey</em>‘s blackface

The world sees red over Hey Hey‘s blackface

October 8, 2009 58

Whilst reanimating the fetid corpse of Hey Hey it's Saturday, the show's producers decided to also revive some ol' fashioned 20th century bigotry, by putting on a Minstrel Show. Pundits across the pond didn't quite see the funny side.

Polanski: criminal or persecuted hero?

September 29, 2009 43

While director Roman Polanski sits in Zürich Jail waiting for the US to make a formal extradition request, the rest of the world is busy picking sides on the issue, writes Crikey intern Melanie Mahony.

A year after Lehman … crisis what crisis?

September 14, 2009 1

A day before the 12-month anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and questions remain. Is the era of growth fetishism really over or is it just taking a break?

President Obama’s lesson: the perils of working with children

September 9, 2009

US President Barack Obama's speech to school children in Virginia yesterday about the benefits of hard work was the culmination of a long week of debate, concern, fear and outrage.

In the battle of Johnston vs. Palin, the winner is <em>Vanity Fair</em>

In the battle of Johnston vs. Palin, the winner is Vanity Fair

September 4, 2009

America's favourite redneck and former-future-son-in-law of Sarah Palin, Levi Johnston, has been making waves in the media with a candid interview for Vanity Fair. But the media is divided over whether his "expose" justice served or just sleaze.