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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.