Photo of half-naked pedophile will backfire

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Photograph of Dennis Ferguson and Brett Collins

This photo of convicted pedophile Dennis Ferguson frolicking on the beach is very disturbing when you look carefully at it and understand the context of the story.

Brett Collins (the man next to Ferguson) told Fairfax Radio Network that he submitted this photo to show the community Ferguson was entitled to a normal life because it “shows Mr Ferguson in natural setting”.

I totally agree with his choice of showing Ferguson half naked with his thumb up and little children are playing in the sand a few metres away. That’s his natural setting alright and it’s terribly ironic!

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Balloon Boy 911 Call striking contrast to David Iredale’s 000 call.

David Iredale

David Iredale

When I heard the phone call made by Mayumi and Richard Heene to 911, it reminded me of the horrific case of David Iredale who died in the Blue Mountains in 2006 after a failed 000 emergency call.

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Celebrities abandoning Twitter

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In the days before social networking was the norm, celebrities made announcements through a publicist and the only way the public found out anything about their personal life was through reading gossip magazines and other news sites.

Then Twitter became a sudden sensation with stars creating accounts and tweeting about their daily activities. Artists and actors on Twitter often revealed details about their careers- what was happening behind the scenes on the set of their films or insights into the recording process of their music. It was great for the fans to be so close and intimate with their favourite celebrity.

Celebrity tweets even became the source for many entertainment news. Why rely on making up fake sources or depend on a press release when you can make a story up from taking a 140 word tweet from a star?

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Balloon Boy is nothing but a hoax

Source: ABC

Source: ABC

This stupid balloon boy saga has to be the worst excuse for a story and while I point my finger at the idiotic father who created this mess for publicity, the American media are also to blame for joining in.

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It’s tough being a late night talk show host

Source: Mirror.co.uk

Source: Mirror.co.uk

Late night talk show hosts have recently been hot topics in the media- for dating their colleagues. First we had the news of David Letterman’s affairs with female employees.Then Jimmy Kimmel joined in the fun and revealed that he had been dating Molly McNearney, a co-head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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My five seconds of fame

Photo: Angela Brkic

Photo: Angela Brkic

Instead of discussing news or the media, I thought I’d briefly share about my little cameo in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Education Liftout on Courses and Careers.

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Hey Hey, It’s Controversial

Hey Hey It’s Saturday drew in more than 2.3 million viewers last night but unlike last week, where their high ratings were being the topics of discussion, they are now marred by the “blackface” controversy.

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