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Jul 27, 2012

‘I think Steve Lewis would agree’: Tele silent on Ashby case

The Daily Telegraph has failed to cover a bombshell barrage of secret correspondence between its most-read journalist, LNP political hack James Ashby, and a cabal of operatives hell-bent on knifing House of Representatives Speaker Peter Slipper.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Australia’s second-highest selling daily newspaper failed to cover a bombshell barrage of secret correspondence between its most-read journalist, LNP flack James Ashby and a cabal of operatives apparently hell-bent on knifing House of Representatives Speaker Peter Slipper.

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  1. geomac62

    What I find odd is the claim by the right wing types that Ashby should be protected from the media , let the courts do their job . Ashby in collaboration with others made sure that the case received maximum publicity while Slipper was abroad ignoring normal procedure for claiming harassment . Brough it seems has the same qualities of political nous as Dutton , none .

  2. klewso

    “Limited News” ….. again?
    Contact their editors and ask for explanation re their “selective negativity campaign”.

  3. rubiginosa

    Oh. That means Whittaker has read the “minds” of Daily Telegraph “readers” and found they are no longer interested in the adventures of King Rat. Amirite?

  4. klewso

    They’re so blatant in their preferencing.
    The “Curry or Maul” devoted a whole editorial to trying to save Brough in his seat of Longman on the Tuesday (or Thursday? And Boswell the other) before the “Rudd-slide” swept “their Howard” away.

    [“Chairman Kim’s” assertions about some “devotion to freedom of speech” (used to campaign against “the evils of government regulation” – against their self-) are a sick joke, against the reality of their partisan political activities, the way they wield their political clout, and the way their press edits out the embarrassing tit-bits which it doesn’t think the voting public should know.
    Much as they operate in the UK and the way they “FUX News” in the US – throwing their weight behind one side and bad-mouthing the other to influence public perception of fitness to govern – “selling protection”. Especially when they dominate our “viewsmedia” as they do.]

  5. zut alors

    The old saying ‘publish and be damned’ takes an interesting twist in this tale ie: The Daily Telegraph and Courier-Mail didn’t publish thereby are exposed, damned for all to see.

  6. drmick

    Public interest? Self regulation? Not with this trash. Unfair and Unbalanced – perfect masthead for the lot of em.

  7. Liz45

    Notice how quiet the Opposition is now? And where’s SB, PATRIOT and others? All gone to ground. Gutless bunch aren’t they? This was very smelly from the beginning. It had the smell of the Libs all over it. The Telegraph is probably quiet about the two in Britain who’ve just been charged? Funny that?

  8. AR

    Goblin Wretch #2, as sussed by many on these threads for several months.

  9. Mack the Knife

    Democracy American style.

  10. izatso?

    sb and geewiz over at williamson article, their only hiding place …..

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