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Racist abuse of Nic Naitanui on Twitter reveals PC double standard

Posted by Matt Hayden on Saturday, March 15, 2014,
When I first heard about high profile West Aussie footballer Nic Naitanui copping racial abuse on Twitter I assumed it was at the hands of an Anglo. But it seems that the alleged perpetrator was of Vietnamese descent since his surname is Nguyen.

Just goes to show that racism is not always whites abusing non-whites. In this case the local Equal Opportunity Commissioner is condemning the abuse. But I wonder if this would be the case if the victim were white, in particular a white straight male. ...

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6PR's Jason Jordan's apology to Charlotte Dawson

Posted by Matt Hayden on Thursday, June 20, 2013,
Hot on the heels of the Howard Sattler gay slur scandal comes another, much smaller kerfuffle involving another 6PR broadcaster. Jason Jordan has had to apologize over old tweets in which he implied that TV personality Charlotte Dawson faked a suicide attempt to gain more publicity.

Frankly I think he was probably quite close to the truth with his initial observation. Of course she was deeply upset by all that trolling. But while her suicide attempt may have been genuine it does seem to have b...
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Dennis Jensen falsely accused of racism on Twitter

Posted by Matt Hayden on Thursday, April 18, 2013,
Dennis Jensen, the member for Tangney, is the latest politician to be embroiled in a Twitter storm. He was involved in some snarkiness on the subject of colonialism:

The Tangney MHR told TheKooriWoman to “get over” colonialism, saying “every country in the world has been successfully invaded in the past!” in a tweet yesterday.

“Do I snap my fingers and forget 213 years of oppression Mr Jensen?,” she replied.

His comeback was: “So you have personally lived 213 years? Work out ways t...

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Hoyts Carousel cinema's mice infestation a social media disaster

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,
Every business needs to be on social media these days. It's obviously a great way to lift a company's profile in the marketplace and engage with consumers. But it can be a double edged sword. Pretty much every week there's another story about how some unfortunate event has occurred at some business or other, the news of which has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

There have been several local examples, including the clash between local real estate identity Paul Tonich and the Wild Fig Cafe. ...
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