Many people knew British celebrity Jimmy Savile to be a truly awful person while he was still alive yet a cowed media pretended for decades he was a paragon of virtue and decency. Much like the treatment given to Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, writes Kieran Butler.
A million hot takes have already been written about actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock in the face during the live telecast of the Academy Awards, but this hot take is the best one yet, writes Kieran Butler.
After a few weeks away travelling the regions on his whimsical tricycle, satirist and musician Kieran Butler is back to admit he was wrong: Australia isn’t f*cked. It’s even more f*cked up, in way more ways, than even he thought.
Shane Warne’s death leaves a big hole for millions across Australia, South Asia and elsewhere who worshipped the King of Spin and the Sheikh of Tweak, while the famed former cricketer’s passing may inspire others to reach out for help, writes Irfan Yusuf.
‘Cancelled’ a decade ago for being a misogynist, satirist and stand-up comedian Kieran Butler says it’s about time the Aussie Left actually stood up to symbols of power rather than wasting its time on a lost journey for moral purity. Just like Grace Tame.
Integrity? What integrity. They’re lying, thieving, sleazy, scummy bastards. So says Kieran Butler … and even that pesky Jenkins report released this week looking into all the sexual abuse in Parliament.