Sep 7, 2009

Sydney society abuzz over McGurk

The desperation the Sydney media has for its own version of Melbourne's Underbelly knows no end as they try to outscoop each other over the murder of small-time Sydney standover merchant Michael McGurk.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The term “colourful Sydney racing identity” used to be employed by Sydney’s media to suggest that the character of someone at the fringes of Sydney’s social, business, and at times, political life was less than wholesome. Now “Sydney property developer”, or “last resort lender” carries a similar connotation, especially after the murder of Michael McGurk.

It was the talk of Double Bay coffee bars and lounges over the weekend, as folk started arriving for their caffeine hits and more news updates (from freebie papers provided by the proprietors). Mobiles burbled, conversations were hushed and thumbs busily texted as the revelations in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald were digested and regurgitated across the suburbs and city.

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2 thoughts on “Sydney society abuzz over McGurk

  1. Tom McLoughlin

    Methinks the the Badgery’s Creek land rezoning angle is most interesting. I also remember hosting a little health walk with Richo as star guest back in the mid 90ies for an innocent green group. Just after the dust settled on a certain embarrassment and he wanted back into civil society. Sydney does that very often too

    He sure is a versatile munchkin.

  2. Gary Johnson

    Or was Richo trying to write the next days ( bum’s steer ) headline…..leading the witness? ..ducking for cover?..surely not.

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