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Image of Will Smith hitting presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting an award at the Oscars, March 27, 2022. Image © Chris Pizzello / AP Photo

Will Smith’s Oscars slap and the takes it spawned

If there was anything more bizarre than Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, it was the plethora of absurd hot takes that followed

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Good riddance, Alan Jones

The shock jock is finally brought down by lacklustre ratings

Image of Julian Assange in London, April 11, 2019

The end game

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is slowly dying in a UK prison, as the US maintains its fight to have him die in theirs – but there is hope

Dear Jon

An open letter to Jon Faine: esteemed commentator, vintage car lover and schadenfreude enthusiast

Cartoon image of pen and paper, with writing on it

Matters of opinion

What is the cost of persistently reporting one’s observations?

Rushed judgement

When should allegations against senior politicians be published?

Former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull with a screenshot of Turnbull’s confirmation of signing the petition

The Corp’s bride

Despite a widely supported petition, the government is too scared to take on the Murdoch empire

Image of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with screenshots from #IStandWithDan

Hopelessly devoted to Dan

The government is your servant, not your friend

Image of AAP logo at the Sydney bureau of national newswire Australian Associated Press

Rupture

How Google and Facebook created the opportunity for NewsCorp’s latest coup attempt

The Rupertvirus

News Corp’s COVID coverage has been a health risk of its own