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

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

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

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

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

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 …

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

Rundle: I feel (inexplicably) sorry for Clive James

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.

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 …

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.

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

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

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

Clive James: In praise of climate change scepticism

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.