Feb 11, 2013

Packer, Willesee pash on in Seven lovefest

Seven pinched James Packer from under Nine's nose. But the blubbering TV confessional last night was nothing for veteran interviewer Mike Willesee to be proud of.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

It started weirdly with an inexplicable reference to Mike Willesee’s primary school (which reminded him of the Crown chairman’s annex apparently) and went downhill from there.

Last night’s Sunday Night interview with James Packer may not have plunged the depths of last year’s notorious fireside chat with The Australian‘s Damon Kitney, but Willesee must be scratching his chrome dome about how a planned serious journalistic investigation turned into an insufferable puff piece.

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3 thoughts on “Packer, Willesee pash on in Seven lovefest

  1. Kerryn Goldsworthy

    Did he cry over any of the people whose lives and families have been wrecked and laid waste by gambling?

  2. Mr Tank

    What a horrible mental picture that headline gives!

  3. Merve

    It takes a big man to rob the addicted.

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