May 1, 2012

Morris kicks out … Morris wants Aussies to kick Gillard … Nine does its Block …

In today's Media Briefs: Grahame Morris on kicking Julia Gillard to death ... James Murdoch to face ... Garry Linnell promoted to editorial director at Fairfax and more ...

Grahame Morris on kicking Gillard to death. Yesterday afternoon on Sky News, presenter David Speers interviewed John Howard’s former chief-of-staff turned political lobbyist Grahame Morris. During the interview, sending social networks into a frenzy, Morris said about Julia Gillard that Australians "ought to be kicking her to death". Really. Why no media coverage ? Because, when I found out about this event at around 8pm -- and then Googled it -- there were no reports on this incident, apart from a couple of aggregation reports on Twitter (like this one). I searched for video footage and again found nothing -- not even on the Sky News website. So, having still not seen the footage, but wanting to know the facts, I rang the Sky News newsroom. I spoke to a rather terse character who, when I told him about the incident, said: "Grahame Morris … are you sure? On SkyNews? Today?" -- David Donovan at Independent Australi (read the full story here) Front page of the day. The Herald Sun leads with Qantas job losses. We see what you did there with the kangaroo and the tail ...

The Department of Corrections. Damn. From Canada's The Beacon Herald yesterday:

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