Morris kicks out ... Morris wants Aussies to kick Gillard ... Nine does its Block ...
In today's Media Briefs: Grahame Morris on kicking Julia Gillard to death ... James Murdoch to face ... Garry Linnell promoted to editorial director at Fairfax and more ...
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Grahame Morris on kicking Gillard to death. Yesterday afternoon on Sky News, presenter David Speers interviewed John Howard’s former chief-of-staff turned political lobbyist Grahame Morris. During the interview, sending social networks into a frenzy, Morris said about Julia Gillard that Australians “ought to be kicking her to death”. Really.
Why no media coverage ? Because, when I found out about this event at around 8pm — and then Googled it — there were no reports on this incident, apart from a couple of aggregation reports on Twitter (like this one). I searched for video footage and again found nothing — not even on the Sky News website.
Front page of the day. The Herald Sun leads with Qantas job losses. We see what you did there with the kangaroo and the tail …
The Department of Corrections. Damn. From Canada’s The Beacon Herald yesterday:
James Murdoch to face criticism over phone hacking
“James Murdoch will be criticised by MPs investigating phone hacking on Tuesday, but their assessment of his conduct is expected to fall just short of accusing the former chairman of News International of misleading parliament about the extent of his knowledge of the affair.” — The Guardian
Linnell promoted to editorial director at Fairfax
“Former Daily Telegraph editor Garry Linnell has been promoted to editorial director of Fairfax’s Metro Media division less than a year after joining the company.” — mUmBRELLA
Lawyers for The Block ask blogger to remove photos
“Lawyers acting for Channel Nine’s The Block ask a blogger to remove photos of the completed interior of a house that features on the top-rating show. ” — The Daily Telegraph
AP pulls falling bear image, school acknowledges dispute
“Andy Duann, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, took a picture for the CU Independent of a tranquilised bear falling out of a tree. The photo was distributed by the school paper without Duann’s permission, and he is considering taking legal action against the paper.” — Mashable
Journalist from Mexican news magazine found dead
“The Mexican government’s human rights commission said Sunday that it will investigate the apparent slaying of a correspondent for Proceso news magazine who often wrote about drug trafficking. ” — Newsday