Fairfax should consider all the implications of a business merger before it jumps into bed with 2GB and John Singleton.READ MORE
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Rundle: the 18c wars, latest dispatch … Wrong place for a mine (better for horses) … Front page(s) of the day …READ MORE
It’s the deal that never truly dies: a tie-up between the Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Radio. But would a merger set Fairfax on a collision course with Macquarie stars Alan Jones and Ray Hadley?READ MORE
The John Singleton-Gai Waterhouse saga is a non-story that sums up where the mainstream media is headed. It’s a ready-made narrative without meaning, and it’s easy for the media to cover. Get used to this.READ MORE
Some 50 sponsors have now quit Alan Jones’ show and activists are now targeting the board … Rupert Murdoch will face angry shareholders at News Corp’s AGM … could Fairfax merge to save itself? …READ MORE
Despite Crikey alerting the world of his failure to disclose an association with the pokies lobby after this hysterical September 3 column, News Ltd’s biggest columnist has repeated the effort in today’s paper.READ MORE
Bolt’s worst offence over the weekend was to grossly exaggerate the impact of the NSW pokies backlash while failing to disclose his financial association with those involved in the campaign.READ MORE
After being paid millions by the Packer family empire since he quit federal Parliament in 1994, Labor Party fixer Graham Richardson has admitted his retainer came to an end about 12 months ago.READ MORE
The James Packer ALP advisory team of Graham Richardson, Karl Bitar and former Kim Beazley chief-of-staff Gary O’Neill, today have played one of their trump cards in the campaign to head off Andrew Wilkie’s pokies reform agenda.READ MORE
The star of Clubs Australia’s “its un-Australian” campaign is a staunch opponent of gambling who has decried “Lotto Jockeys lodging their mortgage busting dreams” and blasted the horror of unemployed punters feeding their dole cheques into pokies.READ MORE
Millionaire ad man John Singleton’s wallet might be lighter after shouting the bar after a recent Group One victory at Rosehill, but the lion’s share he’ll bank of this morning’s $20 million “Its [sic] un-Australian” campaign on behalf of the Australian Hotels Association and Clubs Australia is almost certain to cure the hangover.READ MORE
Nicholas Cowdery, the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, has just made what could only be described as a bizarre decision. Mr Cowdery’s decision will be heartily welcomed by Tabcorp and the NSW Labor Government, but has devastated one Chris Fitzsimons.
Who’s Chris Fitzsimons? He’s the former Chatswood solicitor who wagered more than $10 million from 2002 to 2006, punting on horses while utilising a credit betting facility extended to him by the NSW TAB, writes Andrew W Scott.
Loopy conspiracy theorists perched atop the grassy knoll are starting to ask questions about whether coal-hungry Japanese interests are enjoying a spot of revenge against John Singleton and Gerry Harvey as equine flu devastates NSW racing, writes Stephen Mayne.READ MORE