Sep 12, 2013

Media briefs: ABC disclosure … CloMo deffo … go the fro …

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has threatened to sue a local paper for defamation. That and other media tidbits.

CloMo threatens to sue Sydney rag. Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore is threatening to sue community paper Sydney City News -- a free weekly paper distributed in the City of Sydney council area -- over an article containing allegations she is "unprofessional and corrupt". Moore's lawyers Makinson d'Apice sent a legal writ to the paper's owner last Friday demanding a full apology and retraction. Yet a week later the article, concerning a Surry Hills resident's rejected development application, remains online with the inflammatory comments.

According to Moore's lawyers, the article is defamatory because it suggests Moore is: a) corrupt; b) unprofessional; and c) is worthy of investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. City News owner Lawrence Gibbons was involved in a stoush with the council last year when he was ordered to muzzle his dog Oscar after it attacked a cat, a mini-fox terrier, a Sharpei and a man in Darlinghurst. Gibbons argued his dog suffered from arthritis and anxiety and did not deserve to be declared dangerous.

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4 thoughts on “Media briefs: ABC disclosure … CloMo deffo … go the fro …

  1. CML

    I am extremely annoyed with the ABC at the moment. You mention only one person appearing on The Drum, who is a lobbyist. For the Coalition side of politics, of course.
    During the election campaign the ABC’s News and Current Affairs programs were soooo biased, I was prompted to sign the petition on, asking them to explain why commentators from the IPA filled 42% of the appearances on The Drum.
    Not good enough, ABC!!

  2. klewso

    As “the randy pirate(?)” said (something like) “Arrrr, the ABC has sold it’s sole!”?
    (I may have misplaced the “arrr”)

  3. klewso

    As for The Dum :-
    Again, any body that grants an unprincipled, whatever-it-takes, wastrel (willing to gamble with the nation’s political and parliamentary reputation), moral vacuum and craven, blind political opportunist like Reith (after his phones, deliberate misleading over “Children Overboard” for political gain, and his treatment, as Leader of the House, of House Speaker Halverson because he was too impartial with Labor) the opportunity to reinvent himself as someone with any integrity and something to contribute to good governance, then complains about the degeneration of our politics, has got to be joking – but not at al funny.

    Has any other individual done more to undermine the reputation and credibility of our politicians and our democratic system?
    And here he is, given the opportunity on “The Dum”, holding forth on the right standards?
    All for “entertainment value”?

  4. klewso

    We used similar “drums” before we got the sewer connected.

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