Sep 17, 2012

ABC’s Eric Campbell to Greg Sheridan: put up or shut up

ABC reporter Eric Campbell took offence at The Australian's Greg Sheridan and his suggestion that "many in the ABC support totalitarianism". Here's his letter in response ...

ABC Foreign Correspondent reporter Eric Campbell took great offence at The Australian‘s foreign editor Greg Sheridan and his suggestion that “many in the ABC support totalitarianism”. In the unlikely event The Oz doesn’t publish it, we produce his letter in response …

Dear Greg,

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30 thoughts on “ABC’s Eric Campbell to Greg Sheridan: put up or shut up

  1. David Allen

    Sheridan is supposed to be on Q&A tonight. Should be quite interesting.

  2. The Pav

    Naturally I clicked on the link to the article but smacked into the pay wall.

    As I have no desire to contribute in any way to News Ltd I can’t checki for myself Sheridan’s article but given his rather stupid and inane remalrks about Tony Abbott & the wall I am ready to believe Mr Campbell’s version.

    In fact in a test of credibility between Campbell & Sheridan and the ABC and News Ltd I know which would win.

    I do not believe the Sheridan will respond and I would consider that the group libelled is small enough & definable to take action.

    I hope they do

  3. patrickghamilton

    Eric Campbell should be congratulated on his letter …. Greg Sheridan is a News Ltd suckhole / clown .

  4. Angra

    The Pav – just google it and the article in it’s brazen entirety pops up. The Oz’s paywall is a farce.

  5. Recalcitrant.Rick

    Sheridan is really proving himself to be a complete dipstick isn’t he?

  6. Jason Mountney

    Wasn’t Sheridan a vocal supporter of Suharto’s rule in East Timor? Still thinks it should be run from Jakarta? Maybe not the person to have a dig at people supporting dodgy regimes.

  7. Plonkoclock

    Suharto, Lee Kuan Yew, George W.. It’s a tough and often thankless job sucking up to them, but gee, someone’s go to do it…

  8. Frank Campbell

    Sheridan was for many years Suharto’s chief apologist in Australia. Sheridan also vehemently opposed Howard’s 1999 intervention in East Timor. Suharto was the ultimate kleptocrat, apart from being the driving force behind the mass slaughter of Leftists and others in 1966.

  9. Patrick Brosnan

    Shero had another full meltdown on News Radio over the Abbott wall punching affair. It really was crazy stuff, full of “Let me speak” screeching and hysterical claims of anti-catholic conspiracys. I don’t think The Australian actually cares about it’s reputation any more. It’s all about the spectacle, like Fox News or a traffic accident you just stop and stare.

  10. paddy

    The thought of watching Eric Campbell ask Sheridan a video question on Q&A is *almost* enough to make me watch…….But only almost.

    If it should actually happen, then there’s always Iview.

    Still, it’s a cracking good letter.

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