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Jan 22, 2013

Apology to The Global Mail

On January 22, 2013 Crikey published an article under the headline: "Fear and loathing at The Global Mail: what went so wrong?" The article made criticisms about 

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

On January 22, 2013 Crikey published an article under the headline: "Fear and loathing at The Global Mail: what went so wrong?" The article made criticisms about The Global Mail's management and its treatment of staff. Crikey now accepts that our report incorrectly asserted that the journalists' union was liaising with Global Mail staff at the time of publication about taking a case to Fair Work Australia. Moreover, it was not Crikey's intention to reflect adversely on the professionalism or qualifications of Global Mail management or staff members. Crikey regrets the hurt and damage caused by our reports, and apologises to The Global Mail and its staff.

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  1. David Hand

    I think you’ve got a point, Mike. I could never get the bottom two lines of each item to become visible in my browser during the horizontal phase. you had to guess what one line in about 25 said.

    As it happens, I had a look today and found an excellent article on the court case against Lehmann Brothers. But in general, I find their items boringly and predictably left wing. Though everyone is entitled to a viewpoint, adopting a firm left wing view in an independent media outlet is brave in 2013. It’s the lack of objectivity that undoes a media channel of either extreme. You know what they’re going to say before you read the article.

    Any story on climate change, boat people, Palestinians, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard, the carbon tax, the NBN, the resources industry, live sheep or cattle exports or gay marriage is utterly predictable in the Global Mail. What’s the point of reading it?

  2. AR

    Boring as batshit, not a single insight or new angle, the stories read like an ‘all-must-have-prizes’ exercise in a sheltered workshop for left-at-the-post luvvies.

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