Category Archives: Journalism

Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

Here are some highlights from this 2013 book: * Then they turned the conversation — as they had so many times before — to Fairfax, the hallowed newspaper company and third force on Australia’s media scene. Fairfax was in free … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Journalism | Comments Off on Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

Steve Sailer: Scott Alexander Was Right to Fear Doxing After All: CNN Doxes a Tucker Carlson Writer

This was not doxxing. Doxxing refers to revealing a home address or personal details that a person wants to hide. This Tucker Carlson writer Blake Neff “doxxed” himself. He published ugly stuff online after publicy boasting for years about how … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism | Comments Off on Steve Sailer: Scott Alexander Was Right to Fear Doxing After All: CNN Doxes a Tucker Carlson Writer

Scott Alexander Closes Down

I don’t think you can be doxxed when you already use your real first and middle names on your blog and you are easily identifiable. The New York Times did not doxx this shrink, he doxxed himself long ago. Comments … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Psychology | Comments Off on Scott Alexander Closes Down

Is Human Nature Good Or Bad?

Australian journalist Chris Masters wrote in this 2002 book Not For Publication: “But journalists do have to hold to one strong belief– that people are basically decent. I still believe that if any ordinary Australian sat down with an ordinary … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism | Comments Off on Is Human Nature Good Or Bad?

Iphigenia: Anatomy of a Murder Trial

Here are some excerpts from this 2011 Janet Malcolm book: * What they say in their opening statements is decisive, of course. If we understand that a trial is a contest between competing narratives, we can see the importance of … Continue reading

Posted in Janet Malcolm, Journalism, Legal | Comments Off on Iphigenia: Anatomy of a Murder Trial