Marian Tomsey

Go home, Fairfax, you’re drunk

22 March 2017 9:20 pm

From The Age website, earlier this evening. As John McEnroe used to say: “You cannot be serious!” Got something to…

The terrible truth about Earth Hour revealed

22 March 2017 7:12 am

The Vocal website probably doesn’t figure large in Spectator readers’ minds. Indeed, it doesn’t figure large at all. It’s not…

Please explain?

20 March 2017 7:27 pm

From The Age website this evening. It’s clearly all got too much for the poor petals. They’ve cracked under the…

Alive but not alive

19 March 2017 5:54 pm

CEO Greg Hywood insists the print editions of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age will continue for a while…

It’s quality all the way at Michelle Guthrie’s ABC

13 March 2017 8:10 pm

Broadcasting: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Michelle Guthrie. Her five-year contract: to explore strange new worlds, to…

Would they rather invite ISIS in for scones and tea? Aunty’s latest

4 March 2017 7:10 am

Malcolm Turnbull is best known for ill-considered waffle, but to the ABC his language is too harsh. Way too harsh.…

Newspoll listening suggestions for the Liberal Party

27 February 2017 12:06 pm

So what about that Newspoll, hey? Not much hope there for your average Liberal backbencher. Quite a few frontbenchers, too.…

Fairfax on Trump. Measured. Always

7 February 2017 4:12 pm

You thought Fairfax got carried away when the Abbott Clerical Dictatorship (© Gerard Henderson) came to power? Since The Donald…

The ABC: would you miss it if it wasn’t there?

6 February 2017 2:24 pm

“The ABC is letting Australia down in terms of news presentation,” Paul Keating declaimed in typical style late last year.…

Fairfax celebrates Australia Day

25 January 2017 8:37 pm

Fairfax is celebrating Australia Day in its own inimitable style. Here’s a screenshot from The Age’s website from early this…

Donald Trump and a spooky coincidence

20 January 2017 12:25 pm

Now there’s a coincidence. An article by Michael Pascoe on Fairfax websites today declares: On April 6, 1917, the United…

Live outside Tram Zone 1? Piss off!

18 January 2017 5:55 pm

The Age has let us know what it thinks of people who live outside Melbourne (read inner-city Melbourne, as Age-types…

And they tell us the science is settled?

17 January 2017 6:18 pm

Please find below three examples of wisdom from the groves of academe, courtesy of The Conversation. Read the three “You…

What? The Age is still publishing?

10 January 2017 1:42 pm

Back from hols and what do I find? Much to my surprise, there’s still a print edition of The Age.…

Is it a parody, or is it the ABC (let alone the Age)?

16 December 2016 8:21 pm

Hello Spectator readers and welcome to the weekend and tonight’s edition of “Is it a parody, or is it the…

A pile of crap from the ABC. Literally…

11 December 2016 12:01 pm

It’s 19 years since South Park sparked a seasonal scatological scandal with the episode Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo. Now…

The Age’s morning glory

9 December 2016 11:03 am

We knew its recently departed editor-in-chief Mark Forbes was a sleazebag, but even then it was still generally believed The…

The harpies take the weekend off

4 December 2016 8:37 pm

There’s no business like show business, as the old song goes – and no feminism as purely exhibitionistic as the…

The latest from The Age…

28 November 2016 7:12 pm

Forget the tyranny of low expectations. The opposite happens at The Age. As its standards plummet, the paper soars to…

Castro a tyrant? Not according to the ABC

27 November 2016 1:22 pm

Unbelievable. Absolutely un-be-f*cking-lievable. Read the ABC’s obituary of Fidel Castro, the “romantic revolutionary”. Not one mention of human rights abuses.…

What was that Paul Keating was saying about the ABC?

26 November 2016 4:27 pm

What was that Paul Keating was saying about the ABC only yesterday? Something about the broadcaster “letting Australia down” in…

Roz Ward, Safe Schools, not so so safe streets

20 November 2016 10:08 pm

Could that be former Safe Schools supremo and general hard-left ratbag Roz Ward engaging in a bit of biff in…

The Age. Again…

17 November 2016 7:09 pm

“Princess Mary, her husband Prince Frederik, Prince Harry and Justin Trudeau have all taken out the top honours in Vanity Fair’s fashion Oscars…

The Age hits peak moron

12 November 2016 3:39 pm

Ok, I know I’ve already declared The Age dead. It is. Its former readers are just waiting for Fairfax CEO…

Opera suggestions for Julian Burnside

11 November 2016 6:16 pm

Look what joys Classic FM, the dumbed-down ABC station for serious music fans yet to discover the far superior, subscriber-supported…