#MeToo is another slogan for another revolutionary movement, and the fact that it’s a hashtag does not render it frivolous, it simply reflects the reality of modern communication. Information and collective protest are not passed on by pamphlets or songs anymore, they’re shared on social media. There’s a touch of the luddite in her conflation...

From the annals of the NotHowNewsIsEverReported Herald… A young man is in critical condition in hospital today after a brutal stabbing in OurTown’s streets last night. NotHowNewsIsEverReported Herald understands the alleged victim had been out drinking with friends before the attack, and insisted on walking home alone, clad only in shorts and a tight-fitting t-shirt,...

Spook: Belle Gibson, Scott McIntyre and media accountability

There’s nothing like a good bit of self-righteous anger, am I right? That splendid feeling that someone has done something reprehensible, committed some terribly offensive offence that we can condemn with sincere loathing, thereby reassuring ourselves of our own staunch virtue. And sharing our indignation with likeminded folk is just extra righteous sauce on the...

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