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This week’s Continuing Crisis column in The Bulletin mentions Robert Vermeire, Kieran Doyle, Osama bin Laden, and John Cameron.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/26/2005 at 10:45 AM
    1. I suggest the descriptive term “artful dodger” for journalists that work for such media outlets employing such devious terms.

      We also have trouble with such aquirming here in Yankeeland.

      Posted by Gerry on 2005 07 26 at 12:28 PM • permalink


    1. Link -> Tony grows a pair

      Unlike his weaselly cousin, thrice removed “down Under”, who authored that article in The Bulletin. A much better read, if you ask me.

      Now if only Lance Armstrong could lend some of his spine and willpower to France…but they’d find a way to avoid using them.

      Posted by dc981924 on 2005 07 26 at 12:51 PM • permalink


    1. Actually I take that back – the Bulletin article does call a spade a spade and calls out journalists as spineless and weaselly, which of course they are.

      Posted by dc981924 on 2005 07 26 at 12:54 PM • permalink


    1. Hmmm… I’ve never tried chicken head as a cocktail garnish. Interesting idea.

      Posted by Latino on 2005 07 26 at 02:12 PM • permalink


    1. Best if it were a—dare I say it—plastic chicken head.

      Posted by Achillea on 2005 07 26 at 02:57 PM • permalink


    1. I have one.

      Journalist Courage:  cheap scotch, weak tea, and a generous dollop of yellow food coloring.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 07 26 at 03:55 PM • permalink


    1. Good one Tim. I’ve received Doyle’s admonishments for daring to comment on the misinformation station that I help fund as well.

      Posted by Gravelly on 2005 07 26 at 05:25 PM • permalink


    1. Kyoto Slammer
      Any brown, sludgy mixture topped off with chunks of dry ice (CO2).Fran Kelly had Clive Hamilton on this morning’s Radio National. Any attempt to get a movement going which is Not Kyotomust be criticised.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 07 26 at 06:16 PM • permalink


    1. As far as I know, the likes of Kerry O’Brien and Tony Jones on the ABC are still willing to call a terrorist a terrorist. They were doing so up to last week; does anyone know if they’ve stopped since the memo?

      The comment about the “Great War, Second World War” etc having agreed names is nonsense. World War II is known as “The Great Patriotic War” in the country where most of it was fought (USSR/Russia). In Vietnam they talk of the “American War”: should the ABC now refer to it as the “so-called Vietnam War”?

      Posted by zscore on 2005 07 26 at 07:26 PM • permalink


    1. zscore,

      My ancestors fought in the “French and Indian War” which in Europe is called the “Seven Year’s War”!

      Oh yeah, we won! Yes!

      Posted by JDB on 2005 07 26 at 07:38 PM • permalink


    1. It’s a waste of good alcohol to name it after those vermin.

      Setting them alight with it, maybe…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 07 26 at 08:18 PM • permalink


    1. Apologist Rhetoric

      250ml water
      2 tsp psyllium husks
      green food colouring

      Conspiracy Theory

      250ml water
      1 tsp epsom salts

      Posted by kae on 2005 07 26 at 08:47 PM • permalink


    1. What about a nice refreshing Tora Bora Roarer? It contains no booze, but lots of microbiological wildlife, so you can explain away the brown stains on the back of your tribal robes as the result of amoebic dysentry and not the close proximity of infidel special forces or the racket of B1’s afterburners outside your cave entrance.

      Posted by Habib on 2005 07 26 at 09:03 PM • permalink


    1. WW2, “the big one”, as Dobie Gillis’ dad would say, is commonly known as ‘the Hitlerite war’ in Poland.

      How about the ‘Alan Ramsey’?
      one part ipecac
      one part syrup of figs
      one part rubbing alcohol
      dusted with ‘laxette’ sprinkles
      served in a special minature porcelain ‘utensil’, complete with miniature replica Koran on a swizzle stick.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 07 26 at 09:33 PM • permalink


    1. How about the ‘little boy’, named after the Nagasaki nuke? Take a schooner of Sambucca, break open two (2) mercury thermometers and pour contents into the glass. Stir and serve warm.

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2005 07 26 at 09:47 PM • permalink


    1. If it’s going to have mercury in it, surely it’s a Minamata Manhattan?

      Posted by Habib on 2005 07 26 at 10:04 PM • permalink


    1. Don’t forget the iodine?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 07 26 at 10:48 PM • permalink


    1. Given the rule:  “We should try to avoid the term, without attribution. We should let other people characterise while we report the facts as we know them.”  I suggest we call these “so-called journalists” by a more factual term: arseholes.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2005 07 26 at 10:54 PM • permalink


    1. WW2, “the big one”, as Dobie Gillis’ dad would say, is commonly known as ‘the Hitlerite war’ in Poland.

      So even the Poles have forgotten it was a joint Hitler/Stalin operation? Jeez, the Soviets had a better publicist than Alyssa Milano.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 07 26 at 11:29 PM • permalink


    1. 15 don’t try that one at home kids.
      o/t ABC serves up 30 minute joke about Australian of the Year,complete with national anthem etc.
      You gotta admire their exquisite timing…

      Posted by crash on 2005 07 27 at 09:19 AM • permalink


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