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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 06:20 am

Look out, facts! Run for your life, common sense! Ex-Melbourne Age editor Michael Gawenda, now filing for his newspaper from the US, is on a one-man mission to mow you down! During his American adventure, Gawenda has to this point:

flipped positive and negative percentages in a media story;

quoted Alexander Downer saying something he didn’t say;

mentioned a Frederick Forsyth book that turned out to have been written by Morris West;

confused a whole sequence of events involving George W. Bush;

puzzled over Christian admiration for Condoleezza Rice (“a single, black woman”);

mixed up Bush’s approval and disapproval numbers;

* and reeled in surprise at widespread distrust of liberal media. Now, via Professor Bunyip, is revealed Gawenda’s latest gablunder:

Ten years ago this month, in Los Angeles, O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his white wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Coleman.

Pity this guy wasn’t in the US a year earlier. How much fun would Gawenda have been during an election?

Posted by Tim B. on 10/24/2005 at 01:40 PM
    1. This is all intentional, isn’t it? Seriously, could he be more gafarcical if it were?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 10/24 at 02:12 PM • permalink


    1. He’s a reproter now, and you expect him to get mere facts right?  “Don’t bother me with a mass of petty istinas.”

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 10/24 at 03:02 PM • permalink


    1. Ronald Coleman!?!  I thought he died decades ago!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 10/24 at 04:16 PM • permalink


    1. Dang.  I forgot to include the Ronald Coleman link for all you kids.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 10/24 at 04:17 PM • permalink


    1. There’s gotta be something in there about “Gawenda”/”Prisoner of Zenda”, but let it pass.  Gawenda’s also good at ‘soft lies’ – his account yesterday of the Judith Miller case was shaped to indicate that poor Judy languished in prison for 85 days, until evil Scooter Libby finally gave her a personal confidentiality waiver.  As anyone with access to the Internet knows, Scooter had given her such a waiver long before.  Most of Gawenda’s ‘reporting’ is based on the assumption that no-one in Australia has access to American news on the Internet.

      Posted by cuckoo on 10/24 at 07:00 PM • permalink


    1. And a gorgeous guy he was too, RebeccaH.

      Posted by Dr Alice on 10/24 at 09:54 PM • permalink


    1. This may be a little too obvious – Gary’s dad??

      Posted by TruthHandler on 10/25 at 01:39 AM • permalink


    1. It doesn’t take much to bewilda Gawenda,
      Perhaps he’s perennially out on a bender.
      Conspiracies worthy of “The Prisoner of Zenda
      Belong to his ilk – and I include in that – Ender.

      Posted by blogstrop on 10/25 at 06:36 AM • permalink


    1. What’s wrong with journalism? No need to gawenda detail.

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 10/25 at 11:36 AM • permalink


  1. Coleman was great on the Jack Benny Show…

    Posted by John Nowak on 10/26 at 12:27 AM • permalink