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Dec 4, 2007

First jokes, now apologies: The Overington/Newhouse affair gets serious

What are we to make of this little apology on page two of The Australian today, in which Caroline Overington expresses sincere regrets for her "encounter" with Labor candidate for Wentworth, George Newhouse, on polling day, writes Margaret Simons.

What are we to make of this little apology on page two of The Australian today, in which Caroline Overington expresses sincere regrets for her "encounter" with Labor candidate for Wentworth, George Newhouse, on polling day?

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4 thoughts on “First jokes, now apologies: The Overington/Newhouse affair gets serious

  1. George

    I say sacked. Then lashed, put in stocks so the public can throw rotten fruit & vegetables, put in a witches chair & dunked, tied to a stake and burnt. But be reasonable. Show restraint. After that lets put it behind us & wish her all the all the best.

  2. Andrew Ferrier

    Ms Overington forgot the golden rule of journalism- report the story, rather than being part of it. What is more interesting is the way the Australian is trying to bury the story. If this happened in the UK, Private Eye would have a field day.

  3. fiona

    Why is the Australian publishing an apology at all? Surely it’s between CO and Newhouse. They should have sacked her for her outrageously unprofessional behaviour and left it at that.

  4. Libby

    Unfortunately they ignored my suggestion that she be sacked! This tiny ‘apology’ certainly does not suffice. Thank you Crikey for the opportunity to say again … SACK HER !!! ..the only satisfactory outcome. Find some intestinal fortitude Oz

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