It is true that Assange has lately shown himself to be an unscholarly, unverified baby about the matter of my sex. But for Christ's sake, there's more important things happening here.
John Pilger's new film Utopia, on Aboriginal Australia, doesn't premiere in Australia until January -- but Crikey gives you the first look.
The Australian's bearded foreign editor Greg Sheridan and leftist expat John Pilger had a predictable spat on this week's Q&A over the question of Indonesia.
Australia is a "Murdochracy", says John Pilger, where the media baron and his army of pundits control the national narrative and agenda.
Those expecting a fierce attack on media moguls from Australian ex-pat journalist John Pilger would have been disappointed at his Q&A session in Perth yesterday, writes Lawrence Apps.
Gerard Henderson fights John Pilger's damning speech about Australian society and our silence on big issues, accusing Pilger of rehashing conspiracies with no facts. "Most Australians do not share his left-wing interpretation of Australian history".
John Pilger, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize, has always positioned himself as outside the mainstream media. But his age and location – he hasn’t lived in Australia since the early 1960s – mean that his criticisms of the local media are outdated.
Australia would never treat a shipload of white people fleeing catastrophe the way we're treating asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, said John Pilger in his City of Sydney lecture.
Suppressed evidence shows Abdel Bassest Megrahi, the man jailed over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, is innocent, says John Pilger, but both Britain and the US have too much at stake in the conviction to have ever allowed a fair trial.