The recent public debate over whether Schapelle Corby's exit from Bali was fascinating or nauseating fuelled anew an ongoing question.
As for the ABC's Yassmin Abdel-Magied's offensive Anzac Day tweet, and her eulogy to Islam≠ic feminism, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was right to regard her as a 'hypocrite', dripping phony indignation.
The game of political campaigning has changed, and almost everyone is still playing the old game.
How fact checking in a post truth age gets undone by An Inconvenient Truth
We celebrated two Australia Days this year. The bad news is that they were on the same date as each other and not only will there be no extra holiday but half the population wasn't able to see what the other half celebrated.
In the age of the internet, we seem to have lost touch with civility and good judgement.
In typical Aussie style they take the piss out of just about everyone and every social custom, yet blend it within a culture of unity and acceptance.
His writings did not so much get under the skin as tear strips off. With animal rights activists, he became a scented target. He shot a baboon as an exercise.
But why should we pay to receive promotions; we who control our discretionary spending?
Modern politicians in the Clinton, Cameron and Turnbull mould are bland, standardised, make no jokes, and show no humour.
In other words, had journalists done their job, had they challenged and investigated the propaganda instead of amplifying it, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children would be alive today.
Our media are fond of attacking gender stereotyping. Time and again we see some program about a pattern in society. Maybe it's women footballers.