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Issue 352

2017-04-23T15:42:40+10:0010 March 2017|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

  • Vale Bill Leak
  • Stop Press: 7:30 & Bill Henson
  • Media Scoop: Gerard Henderson in brief conversation with James Spigelman
  • Can You Bear It? Peter Fitzsimons on Wind Turbines; International Women’s Day at The Age; Marxist Comedian Guy Rundle’s contempt for the working class: Sky News’ Outsiders Confusion
  • Maurice Newman Segment: In which American leftists take a free kick at Ivanka Trump on Late Night Live
  • New Feature: Some Mistake, Surely: Hendo’s Howler Watch picks up Hanson’s Howler on Insiders
  • The Flann O’Brien Gong for Literary Sludge, and the Winner is Elizabeth Farrelly on the Warhol/Trump link
  • Nancy’s Courtesy Classes: Why Derryn Hinch needs to enrol
  • Nancy’s Old Bones: The late Bob Ellis’ The True Believers re-examined

Hitler, Mussolini … Trump? No, the Donald isn’t a dictator

2017-04-18T11:43:21+10:004 March 2017|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: , |

In the wake of Brexit and Donald J. Trump’s victory in the US presidential election last November, the term fascist is heard increasingly within Western democratic societies. However, as the historian Robert O. Paxton writes in The Anatomy of Fascism (Allen Lane, 2004), the word has been predominantly associated with Italy under the dictator Benito [...]

Issue 351

2017-04-23T15:42:40+10:003 March 2017|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: |

  • Stop Press: Peter Reith’s Know-Nothing Moment
  • Can You Bear It? Lesley Parker’s Trump Obsession; Gretel Killeen’s Trump Howler; Dr Tucker’s Trump Phobia as Told to 7.30’s Leigh Sales; Mark Carnegie Beats a Fantasy Drum with His Advice to Malcolm Turnbull
  • Media Scoop: Hendo’s Chance Meeting with Mark Baillie of the Taxpayer Subsidised US[Less] Studies Centre
  • The ABC & Pederasty: An Update – with a Revised Richard Downing Scoreboard
  • New Feature: Report From Hendo’s Frontline featuring Alex Malley’s Melbourne Airport Mugshot
  • The ABC on Managing Director Guthrie’s Watch – Tiger Webb’s ABC Language Entity is no Remedy for Super Howlers
  • A Reading from the Green Left Gospel According to Paul Bongiorno: In Which Bonge Lectures Business Sans Business Experience
  • Documentation: The Media & The Royal Commission – Starring Expert Witness Christopher Geraghty
  • Correspondence: The Australian Republican Movement Helps Out (Again)

Issue 350

2017-04-24T09:50:06+10:0024 February 2017|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: |

  • Stop Press: While Aunty Slept (Continued): Lateline Misses Tony Abbott Story; John Hewson on How to Be a Competent Political Leader (No Kidding)
  • Nancy’s Five Paws Award: Step Forward Duncan Fine on Q&A’s Anti-Conservative Stance
  • Can You Bear It? Julian Burnside Predicts the End of the World; Remembering the Injustice Master Burnside faced at Melbourne Grammar School
  • A Wendy Harmer Moment in which Ms Harmer Gets All Steamed Up About the Warming Effects of Badgerys Creek Airport
  • The ABC and Pederasty: Aunty’s Critique of Milo Today Compared with its Silence on its Very Own Chairman in 1975
  • ABC Overlooks New South Wales Ombudsman Report on Contemporary Child Sexual Abuse in All Schools – Instead Focusing on Decades Old Crimes Within Christian Institutions
  • Correspondence: Phillip Adams Helps Out (Again); Brian Halstead on the Milo & one-time ABC Chairman Professor Richard Downing Cases Compared; Keith McLennan Signs Off on Adolf Hitler (We Hope)

Netanyahu shows failings of Hawke-Rudd call for Palestinian state

2017-04-18T11:43:22+10:0024 February 2017|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: , |

Pardon me. But I do not recall ever having heard of a certain David Zyngier. Yet the senior lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne was described by the ABC News as one of “a group of 60 prominent people” opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia. Both the taxpayer-funded public broadcaster and [...]

Indigenous school attendance could be the most important gap

2017-04-18T11:43:23+10:0018 February 2017|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: , |

In his Closing the Gap speech to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that “acknowledging past wrongs” concerning indigenous Australians “enables healing to begin”. The Prime Minister added: “It is that acknowledgment that, 50 years ago, saw the Australian people vote overwhelmingly to change our Constitution so that the commonwealth could assume [...]

Issue 349

2017-04-23T15:29:23+10:0017 February 2017|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG – ISSUE NO. 349 17 February 2017 The inaugural issue of “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published [...]

Bernardi likely to be a bit player

2017-04-18T11:43:23+10:0013 February 2017|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: , |

So much hype. Such little content. Cory Bernardi’s speech in the ­Senate on Tuesday announcing his decision to resign from the ­Liberal Party and become an independent senator, representing a political movement called the Australian Conservatives, created much media attention. In part, this reflects the fact that the Coalition does not have a ­majority in [...]

Issue 348

2017-04-23T15:29:26+10:0010 February 2017|Categories: Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG – ISSUE NO. 348 10 February 2017 The inaugural issue of “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published [...]

Child abuse royal commission: don’t just target Catholic Church

2017-04-18T11:43:23+10:005 February 2017|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: , |

On Monday, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will commence three weeks of public hearings concerning Case Study 50. This involves an inquiry into the policies and procedures of Catholic Church authorities in relation to child protection and child safety standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse. It is [...]

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