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Brooks Doesn't Know Why Australian-Style Gun Control is Controversial

July 9th, 2022 10:22 AM

New York Times columnist David Brooks is, in theory, supposed to be the conservative counterweight to Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart when the two join PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff every Friday to recap the week’s news, but in reality Brooks mostly ends up repeating liberal talking points. A case in point was Friday’s episode where he wondered…

‘Recalibration’: WEF Panelists Sling New Jargon to Justify Censorship

May 24th, 2022 3:31 PM

Australian eSafety commissioner Julie Inman Grant called for a “recalibration” of “freedom of speech” online during the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland on Monday. BusinessWorld contributing editor Pranjal Sharma also claimed that governments should have “the right on our data as citizens,” including private medical data.

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Nets Abandon Border Crisis, Obsess Over Immigration Drama in Australia

February 17th, 2022 9:30 AM

The spiraling crisis on America’s southern border is spreading, rippling to all parts of the country with impacts on crime and national security. But you wouldn’t know that if you watched the networks in January. The total on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts dropped to a shocking ZERO for the month. 

The Aukus Treaty, 30 Years of Calm?

September 30th, 2021 11:25 AM

Washington -- One of the unsung prophets of Aukus last week was the great British historian Andrew Roberts, who soon will be recognized throughout the English-speaking world as the man who has attempted to retrieve the reputation of King George III from the sneers of ... well, of people like me. His biography of George III will come out in early November, and of course, I have not had a chance…

NY Times Excuses Australia's Authoritarianism in Futile Fight vs Covid

September 26th, 2021 5:00 PM

The New York Times has finally discovered that Australia has become a focus of criticism for its heavy-handed, futile fight to eliminate Covid: “Fight Against Covid Rewrites Australia’s Idea of Freedom – Half the country is locked down, but most are willing to sacrifice in pursuit of a freedom from fear.” Yet Sydney bureau chief Damien Cave skipped many of the horrific deals emanating…

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Mika Plays Defense As 'Morning Joe' Blasts Biden's French Sub Fiasco

September 23rd, 2021 9:59 AM

Morning Joe—in the persons of Scarborough, Richard Haass, Anne Gearan, and Willie Geist—tore into Biden's mishandling of the cancellation of Australia's submarine-building contract with France in favor of one with the US. But Biden had one, lonely, backer: Mika Brzezinski. She piped up throughout the long segment, doing her best to defend Biden.   

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Press Buries Biden Forgetting Name of Aussie PM: 'Fella Down Under'

September 16th, 2021 11:25 AM

Another day, another Joe Biden senior moment for the press to ignore. The President on Wednesday forgot the name of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he met virtually with leaders to discuss a new defense deal with the U.K. and Australia. After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finished speaking, Biden stumbled, “Thank you, Boris and I, uh, want to thank that fella down under.…

Welcome to the Forever Pandemic

August 26th, 2021 11:57 AM

This week, as President Joe Biden attempted desperately to distract from his ongoing surrender in Afghanistan and the attendant chaos in its wake, the White House turned its eyes once again to the issue of COVID-19. On Monday, Biden pressed private industry to mandate vaccination, stating, “Do what I did last month, require your employees to get vaccinated or face strict requirements.”…

Australian Kids Show Features Drag Queen Q&A

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June 22nd, 2021 9:38 AM

Pay no attention to what you have down under, kids, gender is fluid! Australian public broadcaster ABC, funded by Aussie taxpayers is culpable for the latest instance of the LGBTQ’s targeting and indoctrination of children. 

Melissa McCarthy Flees to Australia, Trashes America For Hate Culture

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March 11th, 2021 3:53 PM

For the past nine months (and thus for most of the coronavirus pandemic), actress Melissa McCarthy has settled in Australia to film a TV series and set up shop in an upscale Australian suburb, so it’s no wonder she’s bashing the U.S. and American citizens for having rejected science with some (read: Trump supporters) responsible for “hatred” and “violence” that could…

Facebook, Australia Forge Agreement Following Aussie News Blackout

February 24th, 2021 12:33 PM

In retaliation to a proposed law in Australia that would require tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for news content on their platforms, Facebook blocked all local and global news sites from Australia. Facebook’s Australian news blackout ended after five days when the two sides came to an agreement.

Facebook CENSORS News in Australia, Australian Publishers Globally

February 18th, 2021 10:42 AM

A proposed law from the Land Down Under did not go over well with Facebook.

Facebook has decided to block all news in and from Australian users in response to a proposed law that would require the platform to pay news publishers for stories that appear on Facebook.
 

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Amanpour and Guest Blame Fox News for 'Monstrous' Climate 'Denial'

November 22nd, 2020 7:36 AM

Journalists despise government efforts to "investigate media power" -- unless it's Rupert Murdoch. On Friday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS and CNN International, host Christiane Amanpour provided an unchallenged forum to former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to complain about Rupert Murdoch's influence on issues like global warming, and to talk up an effort he is pushing to…

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ABC Hopes US Will Follow Australia's Strict Coronavirus Lockdown

August 5th, 2020 11:38 AM

On Good Morning America Wednesday, the ABC journalists seemed eager for the United States to follow Australia’s example, after one major city implemented a strict lockdown after COVID-19 cases rose dramatically. In the tease leading up to the report, co-anchor Amy Robach hyped, “Australia imposes one of the strictest lockdowns on Earth, as a major city there faces a second wave.…