Man to Man Menswear

Why the hell does The West continue to run its crappy racing liftout? My theory is that the paper would feel embarassingly thin if it wasn’t padded out with Doomben dogs. Woogle it, it’s true. However I do have a lazy grand on Little Slapper in the Man to Man Menswear with Mr Sandals for a place.

I just saw someone go past with a pile of the latest Western Toerag aka Curtin’s The Western Independent. Entertainingly had a student journo pontificating on journalistic ethics compared to bloggers. (yawn). Also entertainingly had Media and Arts Alliance cadre David Fucking Outrage Cohen defending The West’s cross promotion with Channel 7, by pointing out that they had done a story on Dixie Marshall. Well that’s OK then. The copy is still warm and it’s already slagged off here. Grok is out too.  I feel I should be checking out “Creative Corner” (I tell no lie, they actually have a section called Creative Corner FFS) but haven’t got the stomach for it at the moment. Perhaps I never will.mediaracesmediaethicsmediacohen

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64 Responses to Man to Man Menswear

  1. mandible claw says:

    Is this guy really claiming that “uninformed opinion bypass[ing] ethical control” isn’t a problem at a Curtin Student rag?

    And, “fora” ?

    Really?

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  2. I’ve just noticed Phill me Mate in the Man to Man

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  3. skink says:

    what about irregular bloggers?

    and don’t they do Dixie stories because she’s associated with the West through marriage?

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  4. Bento says:

    Yet another DFOC-manufactured Worst. This man has clearly gone mad with power, and must be stopped.

    I assume Creative Corner will provide useful tips on how to make shoes out of Cornflakes boxes, or bongs out of things you can find in your neighbours’ gardens. Please, dear god, don’t let it be amateur poetry.

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    • I wouldn’t look Bento. Seriously.

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      • Bento says:

        I went to Bellevue twice. Once at night.

        Nothing scares me now. Except Richarbl’s kung fu rugby league skills.

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        • Paracleet says:

          Well we all now know where to go to acquire them.

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        • Snuff says:

          Fear not, Bento. They’re nothing compared to the political advice of someone whom on the basis of some photos on one flyer goes online and calls somebody an idiot and a feckless fool, morally bereft, slimy and vacuous. Malcolm possibly shouldn’t have listened to him about that Godwin Grech email.

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          • shazza says:

            What I don’t get is how Richarbl said he had political experience (15 years I believe) Yet his RSVP profile states “no strong” political beliefs. So Richarbl were you lying for 15 years or just to the ladies?

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            • skink says:

              having no strong political beliefs is not incompatible with, say, being a member of the Liberal Party. Other reasons for membership might have been more important, such as social climbing, or having no mates.

              he may have just been doing it to meet all the hot chicks

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              • shazza says:

                Oh I don’t want Richarbl to log on tonight and feel like we have been picking on him while he’s not here to defend himself. So I would like to say for the record that I don’t think he’s too bad really. Just a bit ‘random’ as the kids of today say.

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                • WAtching says:

                  You’re right Shazza, but he did seem to come on a bit strong with Buckels, and probably deserved a burn or two. Sure, Matt Buckels has a stupid haircut and obviously does yoga- but there seemed to be some genuine venom in Richarbls ravings.

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                • monkeypants says:

                  richarbl if you read this, you remind me of my older brother-smart but unchallenged – hence the need to stir everything up. probably quite bored and in need of a good bitch slappin’. feel free to let me know how far off base i am…..

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                  • Richarbl says:

                    skink you are correct with your Liberal party membership assumption. I spent a lot of time with the party in various activities and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
                    Any strong political beliefs I may have were dissolved when Bronwyn Bishop gave a one hour speech to a major gathering of Liberal and National party rural aristocracy.
                    She came across as the rabid love child of ayn rand determined to teach the hicks about individualism, I managed to stay for at least twenty minutes before leaving.

                    Shazza, there is only one thing I regret about the rsvp thing is that my own comments made me sound shallow and superficial. There is a lot more to serious internet dating than random contact and Plastic Matt is certainly right about one thing, its not easy to sell yourself on one page of a glossy brochure.

                    mp, close enough, you don’t have a couple of those coupons do you?

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                    • monkeypants says:

                      richarbl, i will send you some for your birthday :)

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                    • Orbea says:

                      You’re not much of a party member if you can’t endure twenty one minutes of Bronny. How do you know she ranted for sixty? If you were serious you would have fought cunts like the Member for Mackellar, just like the Member for Bradfield does – did.

                      You enjoyed EVERY minute but your admittedly not very strong beliefs were dissolved by Bronny, what is she? the Alien queen? What did those previous beliefs turn into? A desire for IKEA storage solutions?

                      HTFU

                      wow “plastic Matt” , gumming satire

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                    • Richarbl says:

                      You wouldn’t know Orbea because you weren’t there to put up with the bullshit. I know it was one hour because that was what was promised.
                      I left in front of about 500 Liberal bluebloods, half of them thought I was the rudest cunt in the universe the other half probably wished they had the balls to do the same thing.

                      I enjoyed my renegade status with the party for some years after that.

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                    • skink says:

                      ‘renegade Liberal’

                      sounds about as dangerous as ‘extreme scrabble’

                      “I’m a tiger, grrr”

                      I can’t help agreeing with Orbea, if you can’t stand to be in the same room as Bronwyn Bishop, you’re in the wrong party.

                      Malcolm Turnbull might have the same epiphany at any minute

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                    • skink says:

                      sorry, when you said I was right in my assumption, was that my conjection that you only joined the party for social climbing and to hang out with hot chicks?

                      one simple test: have you at any time had a sexual fantasy involving Julie Bishop?

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                    • G'day from WA says:

                      What would be wrong with that?

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                    • Richarbl says:

                      I can’t say sexual, Julie B may be the very pinnacle
                      in female hotness but the only fantasy involves hiding behind her impenetrable hairdo in case of nuclear attack.

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                    • shazza says:

                      Your quasi feminist views make so much more sense now Richarbl. 15 years of affiliation with the Liberal party will tend to soften the brain.

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                    • Are you sure your hegemony is not clouding your vision Shazza?

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                    • Rolly says:

                      You’re confusing your ’cause and effect’ parameters here, shazza.

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                    • shazza says:

                      Oh I see it clearly now, your brain has to be soft first. Thanks guys.

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                    • skink says:

                      the, after being in a room with Bronwyn for an hour, your testes shrivel

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      • shazza says:

        Perhaps tips on the multiple uses for goon bags and milk crates?

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      • Caribou Bob says:

        BTW. Keep an eye out at Curtin tomorrow. I forgot to ask our delivery folks to pick up a copy of Grok. damn…

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    • David Cohen says:

      No-one else mad with power has been stopped: why start with me?

      Iz it coz I am gerbalist?

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      • Bento says:

        Like a man in calipers, I stand corrected.

        I welcome our pencil-sucking, Christmas-sacrileging overlords.

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        • shazza says:

          Agreed Bento

          If one has to smoke a few herrings to remain part of the sphincter tight crowd, then so be it.

          It’s only a matter of time before DFOC pops up on the A list, and I hope he will remember the little people who supported him when he was a just a bubble headed booby.

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  5. ChaingeDaile says:

    ‘Phill Me Mate’…. um.. with what exactly?

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  6. Snuff says:

    Yawn is right, by the way, TLA As FSJ points out, you just have to know the code.

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  7. Frank Calabrese says:

    what about irregular bloggers?

    and don’t they do Dixie stories because she’s associated with the West through marriage?

    Well Mr Dixie no longer works for that organisation and is the PR spinmeister at the Dockers – and I believe they are not legally wed, but living in sin.

    And re the racing, you’ll find that a lot of races are named after the sponsors of a particular meeting, so if you have say a 6PR Race Day, you’d have the Simon Beaumont Stakes, the Howard Sattler Handicap etc.

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  8. flynn says:

    how confusing, a “man to man” maiden.

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  9. FP General says:

    Ahhh the Western Independent, I remember that old rag quite well – spent many an hour trying to work out Indesign ….

    Not sure about a journo from WI pontificating on journalistic ethics vs blogging ethics but I suppose you gotta write about something …

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  10. ellaclement says:

    I think everyone here should take the time (all of two seconds) to look at the context, because the WI’s quote on online journalism is actually from the inside cover, written by the student editors.
    It isn’t by any means intended as a hard news story, in fact it begins with “Journalism is at the heart of the Western Independent this edition” and goes on to describe the highs and lows the students faced getting the paper written and published as well as discussing and linking articles within.

    Maybe you should take a look at the whole article and its circumstance within the newspaper before making their judgements.

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    • The context was well and truly looked at ell. That it was written by student editors was my point. The concept of student journalists exercising ethical control is a highly amusing don’t you think? “Trained journalists are fully aquainted with ethical codes and responsibilities…” C’mon, even a student journo couldn’t believe that cobblers.

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      • ellaclement says:

        It was certainly an optimistic take on journalism- I’ll give you that!
        Though I can understand where the hopeful (and admittedly unrealistic) ‘journalists with degrees know all that’s up ethically’ attitude is coming from- since the authors are dropping $30+ grand on receiving said training themselves :)

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  11. River Ralphie says:

    In answer to your question of why the West still publishes the racing guide… it’s because it’s one giant advertisement paid for by the TAB. They pay the West to publish it and distribute it on their behalf.

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