Over the past week, journalists and media executives from both sides of the aisle have praised the appointment of Ita Buttrose as ABC chair.
Heavens to Betsy! Some women would prefer to swim in privacy without a bunch of gawking blokes around. Man the barricades, it's a culture war!
For some reason, Caroline Overington, in her attacks on Yassmin Abdel-Magied in The Australian, cannot seem to understand this whole idea of soft diplomacy.
Sadly, ignorance of non-Anglo cultures is the name of the game in both mainstream media and politics in Australia.
If the genuine hope is to end racism, sexism, homophobia and all their unfortunate cousins, then Twitter et al have got it arse-backwards.
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The Australian's media diarist Caroline Overington is rather cross with Crikey.
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