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The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.

Far-right surge in Queensland helps mighty Morrison hold the line

Far-right surge in Queensland helps mighty Morrison hold the line

A sharp swing to the far right in Queensland has enabled Scott Morrison to hold off Labor and achieve a victory few thought possible — even among opinion pollsters.

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

Labor sought to capture the deep disaffection in many parts of the country toward business-as-usual politics. Instead, those voters embraced the far right fringe in a stunning rejection of Labor's program.

Pauline Hanson’s cult of endless victimhood

Pauline Hanson’s cult of endless victimhood

Victimhood is essential to Pauline Hanson's politics. And the media has been only too happy to help her cultivate that identity.

The political business model of angry white men

The political business model of angry white men

There is now a small but lucrative niche on our politics for angry white men to attack women. And One Nation is effectively exploiting it.

Fascists’ tricks of deception are working on a media preoccupied with snobbery

Fascists’ tricks of deception are working on a media preoccupied with snobbery

Banging on about Pauline Hanson getting words wrong and Fraser Anning being a bogan doesn't just miss the point, it feeds the flame.

Playing the Equivocation Game with Bill Shorten and the ALP

Playing the Equivocation Game with Bill Shorten and the ALP

All the things Bill Shorten wants us to think he's said, even though he didn't actually say them.

Why should broadcasters be expected to set an example?

Why should broadcasters be expected to set an example?

Crikey readers discuss Eddie McGuire, Pauline Hanson, climate inaction and the Coalition's Reid candidate.

Pauline Hanson accidentally throws media supporters under the bus

Pauline Hanson accidentally throws media supporters under the bus

Pauline Hanson's complaints about foreign-owned media in Australia ignore the fact that the majority of her media supporters are employed by News Corp.