Feb 28, 2013

Media briefs: Monthly spat … PM’s man hands … bye Benedict …

The Monthly editor John van Tiggelen has launched a sensational spray at Good Weekend rival Ben Naparstek in a leaked email. And other media tidbits.

MonthlyGood Weekend eds go to war. Fairfax metro media editorial director Garry Linnell has fired back at claims from The Monthly editor John van Tiggelen that popular magazine insert Good Weekend has never “looked so bereft” as it does under editor Ben Naparstek.

In a stunning email, which has been widely circulating at Fairfax and is published in The Australian today, van Tiggelen attacks Naparstek as a “f-cking dalek” who steals writers and ideas. Naparstek, 27, was van Tiggelen’s predecessor as editor.

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6 thoughts on “Media briefs: Monthly spat … PM’s man hands … bye Benedict …

  1. Pete from Sydney

    so what…you’d object if he didn’t like paying tax?

  2. zut alors

    Re The Daily Telegraph: prior to this I wasn’t aware it had transformed from a third rate newspaper to pure comic form.

  3. mikehilliard

    I’m thinking of knocking up a photoshop for Abbott & Co’s western tour and sending it to the Tele.

    Open to any suggestions on the theme………

  4. klewso

    “KKK bar-b-q” – Abbott, Andrews, Ruddock, Bernardi and Reith-Morrison?

  5. mikehilliard

    Nice one klewso.

  6. klewso

    Got room for “Rosebud” & “Daisy” (Mirraballa & O’Dwyer) in there?

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