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May 18, 2009

A short history of bossy Herald Sun headlines: Read it now!

The Herald Sun's new editor appears to be issuing front page directives in the manner pioneered by the paper’s far-left doppelganger Green Left Weekly.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The Victorian Labor government is known for employing ballooning numbers of political fixers, or “Minstaff”, as they call themselves, but there’s one key adviser missing from the payroll.

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4 thoughts on “A short history of bossy Herald Sun headlines: Read it now!

  1. Michael Beggs

    What do you mean about the slogan ‘restore public services’ being “in favour of natural monopolies”?

  2. Ken Benson

    Think you might find it’s 1.5 million readers on a Sunday Andrew…and I would have thought setting the agenda is something a newspaper should do now and then

  3. David1

    You telling me Andrew, that gutter dwelling Akerman preceeded his mate Bolt. Now I understand where Bolt received his abhorrent journalistic habits.

  4. David Sanderson

    The comparison of the GLF and the Hun was illuminating. I am tired of ‘campaigning’ newspapers. ‘Campaigning’ has become a cheap and easy substitute for quality journalism. As editorial budgets continue to decline on the broadsheets we can expect to see more and more of this brash and empty substitute flaunting its tedious, moralising and populist wares.

    As of now I am launching a campaign against campaigning papers. Their tired and worn out tricks MUST GO NOW.
    WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND THAT THESE CHARLATANS BE FORCED OUT OF OFFICE NOW (OR MAYBE NEXT MONTH, OR THE MONTH AFTER THAT).
    DISMISS THE EDITORS!
    GERARD HENDERSON IS A BORING OLD TURD. GET RID OF HIM!

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