Monday, 3 September 2012

The unvenerable bede

Thursday 11 May 2017

On Monday 23 July 2012, my article 'The Unvenerable Bede' about the perils of social media for politicians and local Wollongong Councillor Bede Crasnich in particular was published in Tertangala: The Environment Issue. Bede issued a response in the subsequent September Gender and Sexuality Issue, and for five years a slightly altered version of the article has been available here. After discussion with Bede in light of the recent announcement of his retirement from politics, I have agreed to remove the article from my blog. If you have any questions, or would like to request a copy of the article, my details are listed on my contact page.

Cover photography by Wilfred Russel-Smith, design by Lisa Diebold.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Luke, in regard to the Top Blokes articles mentioned, the idea with the blog series was to approach high profile men in the community for their views on what it meant to be leaders and how to be a top bloke. I wrote that series as part of my voluntary support for the Foundation. We approached about a dozen men for contributions and only a few replied. The titles of the posts reflect the name of the Foundation, not anything else.

    As a full disclosure, I have been a member of the Liberal Party, and am also Facebook friends with Bede, but I've only met him once so I'm not in a position to comment more generally on other aspects of the article.