Divisions between old and new media guard

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Will Fettes writes: Re. “Grattan, the professor, quits The Age for new Conversation” (yesterday). Michelle Grattan’s recent decision to leave The Age and take up a position at Canberra University and join The Conversation has prompted some sharply polarised reactions. Establishment media commentators have tended towards effusive praise and genuine-seeming respect for her body of work in the Canberra press gallery. Social media, however, has offered a much harsher verdict, bordering on open contempt. Indeed, the kindest species of this sentiment holds that her best work was long behind her.

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  1. klewso

    I wonder of Grattan suffered from the same sort of feelings of deprivation as much of the rest of the media seemed, re “Rudd’s knifing” – when they weren’t invited?

  2. paddy

    Bonus points to Kim Lockwood for “Australiar”.

  3. Phen

    Lets just add the liar suffix to everything. ABliar, Sydney Morning Heraliar, Kim Liarwood……

    Should make reading Crikey more challenging…. Brilliant!

  4. Boerwar

    ‘Russia does not have strategic interests in the Mediterranean.’

    How jokement.

    Apart from that, it is quite apparent that Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are treating the war in Syria as a proxy war. They are doing so by pouring in resources, providing safe havens etc, etc. This has many, many layers of meaning. Try telling the Syrian Kurds that Syria is not a proxy war.

    This does not mean that there is no indigenous revolt against a murderous and totalitarian regime in Syria.

    It does mean that to a significant extent, Syria is a proxy war.

  5. Joel

    Referring to a certain unnamed rag as “The Australiar” seems primarily to understate the scope of its ongoing war on reality in general.

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