Apr 20, 2012

Rupert’s deputy … Leveson latest … NY Times’ decline …

It's always a thrill to witness those moments when true history is made and, as David Salter writes today, the mantle of News Limited's number one brown-noser has passed from Terry McCrann to Geoff Elliot.

His master’s voice: thoughts of Rupert’s deputy. It’s always a thrill to witness those moments when true history is made. This morning, the mantle of Undisputed Heavyweight Brown-Nose Champion of News Limited passed from long-serving Murdoch business writer Terry McCrann to his young challenger, Geoff Elliott. Elliott, the business editor of The Australian, claimed the title in a unanimous points decision with today’s fawning piece on his boss, News Corp No.2 Chase Carey, which ran as the lead feature in The Deal, the monthly insert mag edited by Lyndall Crisp.

It seems Elliott was quite impressed with this $30 million-per-year New Yorker with the silly twirled ends on his handlebar moustache. “His gaze is firm. There is no hesitation,” drooled The Oz business hack and former Washington correspondent. Carey is “direct and clear-minded” and has been an “outstanding success” with “undisputed talent as an executive”. He’s “likable and apparently without fear”.

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3 thoughts on “Rupert’s deputy … Leveson latest … NY Times’ decline …

  1. Pete from Sydney

    the ue usual 5 News Corp stories, where would you be without them? Nice dig on the Creative awards too…starting to smack a little of a vendetta

  2. Coaltopia

    The 2005 “Working the Refs” article linked off the Poynter article was quite interesting. Thanks.

  3. AR

    Stilgh – you are assuming that she meant scented water – they might have been plain high enema games…

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