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  • 2003 March
    strain of a part time marriage and the deadening feeling that history was circular and what they were writing about they had written before pushed them into early retirement The accountants appalled at what they cost made certain they were not replaced 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk Widgets Archives May 2012 December 2010 May 2010

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  • 2003 February
    my 60 years in journalism in yes the Golden Age and the comparison I have to make is between that age and what passes for journalism today I started as a copyboy for David McNichol senior on the old Daily Telegraph Remarkably for a columnist who spent his later years as a bon viveur McNichol kept me busy running down Castlereagh Street to the greasy Greeks to bring him back a double hamburger with egg on which he seemed to thrive I got my break on the Northern Star in Lismore as a cadet reporter doing what I have since termed public service journalism keeping the people of Lismore informed of what was going on around them CWA meetings town council meetings swimming carnivals speeches by the mayor interviews with the sergeant of police This was great training You have to get the names right or your readers will stop you in the street the next day to complain 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy

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  • 2002 November
    recent edition of his classic study The First Casualty As the world awaits war governments their spin doctors propagandists and military commanders will intensify their focus on controlling the media History suggests that lies manipulation news management distortion omission slant and gullible coverage will be the order of the day 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk

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  • 2002 October
    a loss of innocence Safer and happier times they believe are now gone for ever But is life really more dangerous or are we becoming wimps At the height of the Cold War even the bitterest enemies of the Soviet Union had one good word to say about the Communists They were hot on law and order Moscow was one of the safest cities in the world especially for foreign visitors There were no muggers there was no street crime and there was great civic pride Only after the collapse of the Soviet Union did the truth emerge Moscow was actually one of the world s more dangerous cities Visitors thought it was safe because the Communist authorities simply suppressed the crime statistics that showed otherwise It was all a matter of perception People perceived Moscow to be safe therefore it was 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk Widgets Archives May 2012 December 2010 May 2010

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  • 2002 September
    the most famous war photograph of all time the Spanish soldier at the moment of death 1 comment Try as we might we have not ruined Ibiza September 1 2002 0 comments in Articles journalism So more than half the population of Britain wants to live abroad and their first choice among non English speaking countries is Spain So more than half the population of Britain wants to live abroad and their first choice among non English speaking countries is Spain Down here on the Balearic island of Ibiza this news has raised a few delighted chuckles among the locals They presume that the Brits longing for exile are the same high spenders who flock here during August the height of the clubbing season and who pay up to 50 a head to join 10 000 other ravers at Privilege officially the world s biggest nightclub It is more likely however that they resemble me wanderers in the autumn of their life who admire the Spanish especially the Ibicencos for their gentle hedonism tolerance loyalty good manners and recognition of what is important in this world and what is froth 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ

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  • 2002 August
    not want kidnapped ones they did fixed their elections used collective terror tactics on their civilians promised them freedom and then planned to turn their country into a province of India populated by immigrant Punjabi farmers Small wonder that the author Said Aburish said to me recently If you think Saddam Hussein is a hard man to deal with just wait for the next generation of Iraqi leaders 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6

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  • 2002 May
    risk such a move because it would provoke Moscow Instead he was inclined to agree to protect his public image He said he would rather be called an aggressor than a bum 1 comment The drug war is over The government lost May 1 2002 1 comment in Articles miscellaneous Three years into the government s ten year strategy to fight drugs the war is over The government lost Not only is Britain awash with drugs but they are more affordable and more easily available than ever before The time has come to face the fact that drugs have become just another part of our leisure activity British kids spend as much on Ecstasy as the whole nation spends on tea and coffee Cocaine is almost as freely available as alcohol and is nearly as popular And it is not just the young the trendy or the socially deprived who are recreational drug users Everyone s at it 1 comment Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying

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  • 2002 March
    us that the Taliban had collapsed and the war in Afghanistan was as good as over Then on Monday the Blair government announced that a force of 1 700 British commandos was being sent to Afghanistan to fight a resurgent al Qaeda No wonder Blair scuttled out of the Commons moments before Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon made the announcement 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy

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