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

Amber Jamieson December 15, 2010 2 Comments

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

Luke Buckmaster September 23, 2010 18 Comments

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

Amber Jamieson September 16, 2010 12 Comments

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

Crikey Intern September 10, 2010 7 Comments

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

Crikey Intern 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

Crikey Intern September 2, 2010 4 Comments

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

Crikey Intern June 9, 2010 103 Comments

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?

Tom Cowie 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

Crikey Intern 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

Crikey January 14, 2010 1 Comment

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