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Tim Blair (born 1965) is an Australian editor, journalist, [1] political commentator and blogger. He works for The Daily Telegraph in Sydney.


In mid-2001, Blair began blogging at Blogspot. By 2004, he had attracted a significant following, the Sydney Morning Herald describing him as a "top dog among the new Australian digerati" who "some days draws more than 20,000 readers to his website." [2] In addition to running his blog, Blair was previously a news editor and regular columnist for the now-defunct The Bulletin . He has also worked as a journalist and senior editor at Time , Truth and Sports Illustrated , and has also written for Fox News . He has contributed a monthly column titled "Sweetness & Light" to Quadrant since May 2017. [3] Blair has also appeared on 4BC, Radio National and the ABC programme Insiders .


Starting a few days after George W. Bush's visit to Baghdad during Thanksgiving 2003, Blair has documented and disproved claims that a roast turkey that Bush was photographed holding up was plastic. The roast turkey was real. [4]

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  1. "Richard Fidler interviews Tim Blair, ABC Radio, 28 July 2006"
  2. "Shooting for top dog in cyber town", Brigid Delaney, The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 October 2004
  3. Tim Blair, "Sweetness & Light", Quadrant, May 2017, pp. 111–12.
  4. "Corrections". The New York Times . 11 July 2004.