Journalism

May 6, 2011

Posetti accuses The Oz of bullying tactics

University of Canberra journalism academic Julie Posetti has accused The Australian of bullying tactics by running an incorrect story yesterday complaining she failed to disclose the newspaper was threatening her with legal action in an ABC radio interview about Twitter.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

University of Canberra journalism academic Julie Posetti has accused The Australian of bullying tactics by running an incorrect story yesterday complaining she failed to disclose the newspaper was threatening her with legal action in an ABC radio interview about Twitter.

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  1. stephen Matthews

    ms Posetti should hope that a supplementary action brought for misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act is not initiated. so easy to prove.

  2. Emma Steed

    Hello, can someone please inform us of which previous Crikey story it is, that got Overington so unhappy?

    Thankyou

  3. Jean

    Only a “University of Canberra journalism academic” would cling to the fantasy that the media is there to tell the truth 🙂

  4. botswana bob

    What would anyone expect of a “newspaper” owned by that American citizen who is a big contributor to the Republican Party? As I believe was said during a Parliamentary debate about Murdoch’s purchase of THE TIMES: His newspapers’ commitment to the truth are considerably less than an obsession.

  5. rubiginosa

    Yesterday was #trollday I suppose:
    (a). The “really fundamentally wrong and quite annoying” headline accompanying Scott Murdoch’s article on Gail Kelly, and his follow-up.
    (b). Shanahanigan’s weird #headlights article.
    (c). Her master’s voice attempting to have a go at Posetti (and Cameron — cutting Cut & Paste’s grass!) and, of course, including clear errors of fact.

  6. Dave.mg

    “This morning, The Australian issued a correction over the yarn [also not online], admitting that Posetti’s quotes were mistakenly attributed to Cameron. ”

    Um… is that now a double irony on Crikey’s part? It was Cameron’s quotes mistakenly attributed to Posetti!

  7. nerk

    It’s interesting watching the papers grapple with the reality that they’re no longer the proverbial ‘guy with the mike’ that nobody’s game to pick a public fight with.

  8. Barry 09

    Did anybody find the $200 MILLION + that Ruppy dropped from the Ltd News Wagon ??? The Dead Tree company is slowly falling apart and the NBN is going to be the one thing that will drop another $200 MILLION + off the Ltd News Wagon.
    SELL your shares now before he buys another MySpace idea .

  9. rubiginosa

    Also: A propagandistic headline attached to an article by a guy named Murdoch — is that Morissettian irony, or the real stuff?

  10. CliffG

    The problem is partly addressed in Lindsay Tannher’s latest book. These media giants have gained such political power that they really believe they are beyond scrutiny. They can just dismiss any attacks or appeals for the truth and carry on regardless. They are immortal! It’s all quite sickening and quite dangerous.

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