Topic archives: Paul Kelly

Kelly bloviates on super, to the enlightenment of none

May 29, 2018 5

For evidence of why you shouldn't let political ideologues comment on complex policy issues, look no further than Paul Kelly struggling, and failing, to analyse the Productivity Commission's superannuation report.

Greens Derangement Syndrome: Kelly and Richo go funny

March 21, 2018 2

GDS is spreading!

It’s not that Barnaby is a hypocrite. It’s that conservatism itself is in crisis.

February 21, 2018 23

In their disregard of a child on the way from the Barnaby affair, the right is stepping into the territory of post-Woodstock 1970s era cultural nihilism, which even progressives pulled back from eventually.

Advocates in the No camp are chattering class elitists

October 2, 2017 28

The No campaign likes to portray itself as the enemy of the elites. Have a look at their backgrounds: they're all elites themselves.

Rundle: shameful showbags for the worst plebiscite opinion tripe (this week)

September 28, 2017 27

The media hall of shame is now giving out same-sex marriage plebiscite showbags: On the Monthly blog, Sean Kelly says that non LGBT people should stop making comments on the Yes case’s piss-poor strateg-, sorry, on the Yes case’s strategy. If the Yes vote loses, it won’t be anything to do with strategy, it will […]

The Oz continues to confuse pontificating for news

August 22, 2017 6

Once again the Oz has run commentary without appropriately distinguishing it from news.

Press hear what they want to in Trump-Turnbull phone call

Press hear what they want to in Trump-Turnbull phone call

February 3, 2017 7

Is Donald Trump a bully? Is Malcolm Turnbull a coward? Or should we not have refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to begin with? It all depends on your point of view, writes freelance journalist John Martinkus.

Paul Kelly changes his tune

November 23, 2016 1

If only the song were as easy on the ears as those of his namesake.

Tips and rumours

November 23, 2016 3

ABCC MIA ... Pauline makes her demands ... future of Radio National ...

If Paul Kelly wants to blame someone for Trump, he should start with his boss

October 17, 2016 6

No one has supported the rise and rise of Donald Trump like Murdoch's Fox News Channel.

The more opinion, the less it matters

May 23, 2016

“I’ll get you after the election. I’ll deal with you in another forum, you bastard," a furious Peacock told the Press Club. David Washington looks back.

Media briefs: short history of dog whistling … Guardian’s new ed … sliding doors …

Media briefs: short history of dog whistling … Guardian’s new ed … sliding doors …

May 23, 2016 2

The Australian's Paul Kelly once slammed Andrew Peacock over what could be construed as anti-immigrant sentiment. How times have changed.

Rundle: how Chris Mitchell remade The Australian, for better and far, far worse

December 11, 2015 27

Looking back on a turbulent era.

Why we do need an inland rail network

September 24, 2015 3

Crikey readers discuss government policy and other issues of the day.

Mayne: pay MPs more and 9 other ways to improve Australian politics

Mayne: pay MPs more and 9 other ways to improve Australian politics

September 23, 2015 24

Just 10 ways to a better political and media culture.

Rundle: Freedom Boy and Eeyore’s Q&A misadventure

Rundle: Freedom Boy and Eeyore’s Q&A misadventure

June 30, 2015 47

Paul Kelly and Tim Wilson did their valiant best to attack the ABC for allowing Zaky Mallah to ask a question on Q&A. It did not go so well ...

Rundle: what Paul Kelly doesn’t get about Marxism (or the Catholic Church)

Rundle: what Paul Kelly doesn’t get about Marxism (or the Catholic Church)

June 26, 2015 12

No, Paul Kelly, the Catholic Church is not actually an institution that worships at the altar of the free market.

Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

May 22, 2015 21

When the right are actually advocating sterilising the poor, the end is probably nigh.

Beecher: the myth of Murdoch’s power

Beecher: the myth of Murdoch’s power

May 20, 2015 10

In the third part of a five-part series, Private Media's publisher says of course Rupert Murdoch does not sit there barking out orders to his editors about what he wants to see in the paper. He does not have to.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 5, 2015

Searching for an emissions trading scheme ... Facebook targets asylum seekers ... and News Corp heavyweights hit it out.