In the wake of the damning piece by an ‘anonymous Trump official’, the internet believes that the author might be the VP, Mike Pence.
The defence of Julian Assange has largely been left to the individual. Noticeably, no media outlets have stood beside him. Their silence speaks volumes.
Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the age of accountability, the AI awakening and ponder if it’s time to break up Google.
Sunday. The shortest day of the week – and what a week it was – with pettiness ruling, as Sean Spicer got nasty, and Peter Dutton outdid him, before McDonald’s cooked them both.
Sweet, painful Monday. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the first meme of the Trump administration occurred and we were zapped back to 1989, here and abroad. Oh, joy.
Gah. I hate the sound of my alarm. What happened while you were asleep? Dylan Voller gave evidence at the Don Dale RC, the NYT panned our asylum seeker policy and the UCL draw was drawn.
Richard Jackson sends us this week’s Long Reads, featuring the pursuit of a rapist, a private Biblical museum and the Tupac of evolutionary biologists.
Rich Jackson’s #Long Reads features The Huffington Post, one man’s escape from embezzlement and the awkward history between Judaism and pork.
Richard Jackson’s weekly #longreads: the journalist who undid Sepp Blatter, Russia’s distortion of the news and the Clinton’s $2 billion global empire.
After seeing the NY Times top travel list for 2015, Alexander Porter can’t help but feel a nagging doubt shared by an entire generation: are we really making the most of our time?
After David Shaftel’s declaration in the NY Times that “brunch is for jerks”, Tim McDonald has a few suggestions for its replacement – trunch, anyone?