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THE NAKED CITY – A LEXICON OF LUNACY

Every major event in history spawns its own set of words and phrases that become indelibly attached. The Vietnam War for example gave us ‘carpet bombing’, ‘napalm’, ‘agent orange’ and the ‘Viet Cong’, to name just a few. They are often emotive words or phrases that forever define the period and are archived for generations […]

All news is fake news to Facebook

By LAWRENCE GIBBONS Facebook has refused to let the City Hub promote a news story written by the preeminent investigative journalist Wendy Bacon. The censored report criticised changes to state planning guidelines which will pave the way for the Star casino (with possible links to organised crime) to build a new high-rise development in Pyrmont. […]

THE NAKED CITY – QUACK CURES FOR CORONA

About a week ago an elderly gentleman at the railway station in Katoomba (1040 metres above sea level) assured me there was nothing to worry about with the Corona virus at this elevation – that the bacteria could not survive over 1,000 metres. Rather than argue the point I suggested he keep that revelation very […]

Shouty, Angry and Sweary

Who is Jonathan Pie and why should we go to his show at the Enmore Theatre in late February? Jonathan Pie is a fictitious British news reporter created by Tom Walker. Walker claims Pie is his “alter ego,” who originally appeared in 2015 in a series of spoof video clips as a frustrated British news […]

Fake news makes waves

BY ANITA SENARATNA Last Wednesday night, locals and journalists gathered at Bondi Pavilion for Fraudulent Facts, Hoax Headlines and Malicious Media, a panel discussion presented by the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and The Walkley Foundation. The panel consisted of several high-profile media figures - Sandra Sully (Channel Ten), Alex McKinnon (The Saturday […]

THE NAKED CITY – FAKE NEWS VERSUS THE UGLY TRUTH

‘Fake News’ – it's a phrase that has become firmly entrenched in the modern lexicon, but one that evokes different strokes for different folks. For Donald Trump it’s a convenient way of dismissing anything negative that is reported about him – witness his angry branding of CNN as “fake news” at a recent media scrum. […]