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Media Second Acts and Untimely Endings

Mass media has lost some of its great figures due to death, retirement, and old-fashioned scandal, with four larger-than-life figures -- David Carr, Bob Simon, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams -- all leaving the stage this week. FromShow More Summary

Thoughts on Brian and Bob and David

Last week, the news profession lost three of its leading lights -- Bob Simon and David Carr to sudden and unexpected death and Brian Williams to a six-month suspension. In our shock and sadness we are drawn to ask ourselves some serious...Show More Summary

Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Bob Simon, David Carr and the Great Media Shakeup

In a three-day period, there was a remarkable shakeup in the world of secular media. What are we to make of it?

Bart & Fleming: Mourning Bob Simon & David Carr; Amy Pascal’s Cushy Exit; Post-Coital ‘Fifty Shades’ Whips Up Profit

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.  FLEMING: What a terrible week for old guard journalism. Show More Summary

David Carr, Bob Simon: Two Titans of Journalism Taken Much Too Soon

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The late David Carr and Bob Simon had different beats but still had much in common: Both were classic, fearless, old school journalists who stayed at the top of their craft for decades, winning plenty of awards for their work... but more importantly, the respect of both their readers and those in the industry. Show More Summary

How We Watch TV Now, According to David Carr

For anyone interested in news media, this has been a heartbreaking week. First, it was a figurehead and a “fake” news anchor. Then, it was Bob Simon and David Carr. Carr had an ability to talk about journalism, Netflix, and the silliness of social media all at the same time and make it seem important. Show More Summary

BREAKING: David Carr Passes Away at Age 58

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

This simply cannot be true. On the heels of Bob Simon‘s freak Wednesday night car accident, that’s the first, natural reaction. But sadly, the New York Times has confirmed the loss of another journalism giant: Carr, who wrote about media...Show More Summary

The Interpreter's best of 2014: Bob Carr's book, East China Sea, Thailand's malaise and Indian intelligence agencies

Throughout the Christmas-New Year break, we feature some of The Interpreter's best pieces from 2014. More to come between now and 12 January when The Interpreter returns for 2015. Why Bob Carr's book matters, by Sam Roggeveen, 30 April. But whatever Carr's failures and weaknesses, they are certainly less venal than the media would have us believe. Show More Summary

Four rabbis murdered in Jerusalem. Obama equivocates. Where is Bob Carr?

The barbarism is so typical of the jihadist mindset, in this case deliberately stoked by Palestinian leaders: ISRAEL is facing an ongoing…

Why does it offend Bob Carr only when Jews do it?

Former former minister Bob Carr’s attacks on Israel seem to me to be driven by a crude and dangerous…

In Defence Of Bob Carr's Apartheid Israel Epiphany

The assault on former foreign minister Bob Carr following his vocal support for Palestine surprised few, in particular Kolin Thumbadoo.

Sea change down under: Ex-Australian Foreign Minister announces himself a ‘Friend of Palestine’

Australia's immediate past Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has dramatically changed his views with respect to Israel and Palestine. In his article "Why I'm Now a Friend of Palestine" published in last Saturday’s The Weekend Australian he explains his change of heart

Obama Has A Very Impressive Diet, According to Australia’s Ex-Foreign Minister

President Barack Obama’s “steely resolve” in avoiding sugar, carbs, and fat has been praised by Australia’s former Foreign Minister, Bob Carr. The comments appear in "Diary of a Foreign Minister," a collection of journal entries published by Carr after retiring from Australian federal politics. Show More Summary

Australia's Ex-Foreign Minister: 'Swivel-Eyed Neo-Cons' Bankrupted America And Drained Its Military Strength

In "Diary of a Foreign Minister" published by Australia’s former top diplomat, Bob Carr, many US politicians are given effusive praise. From Republican Senators John McCain and Roy Blunt, to President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry – Carr finds America breeds “public polity athletes” who are “first class”. Show More Summary

Bob Carr: no danger in sending back the Tamils

Will Labor at least hear it from their former foreign minister? …

Bob Carr’s take on Romania(n Deadlifts) (Men's Health)

During the 18 months he spent crisscrossing the globe as foreign minister, Bob Carr maintained the lean and hungry look feared by Caesar. Here’s how to stay in rep shape when the weight of the world is on your shoulders

Bob Carr and Julian Assange: Brothers in arms

When former foreign minister Bob Carr published his diary in April, he launched himself into the struggle over what should remain a government secret and what should be revealed to the public. Carr, who worked as a journalist with the...Show More Summary

The kind of racism the Left lets pass

The racism of a Labor speechwriter and friend of Bob Carr will, of course, be excused or ignored by the Left: …

Weekend catch-up: Rudd for UNSG, defence spending, whistleblowing, Bob Carr and more

Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to ready this week. Former Defence Secretary (and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow) Ric Smith took a look at the defence budget on Friday, arguing that it will...Show More Summary

Why Bob Carr's book matters

It was all a trick. A simple scam played on a clueless tabloid media to sell more books. And didn't they oblige! As soon as Bob Carr's Diary of a Foreign Minister hit the shelves, they searched the book for scandal, and found a man apparently addicted to perks and privilege. Show More Summary

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