Oct 17, 2013

Kim Williams v Fairfax, Joe Aston v Mike Carlton: it’s getting ugly

More details are emerging of the case former News Corp boss Kim Williams has against Fairfax. And Mike Carlton has some blunt words for the writer of the piece in question.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

The Kim Williams versus Fairfax stoush rolls on. And now there’s a feral cat among the pigeons.

As Crikey revealed yesterday, the former News Corporation Australia boss has launched defamation proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court against Fairfax. He’s still furious at a front-page Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review article claiming he stormed out of a Sydney Opera House Trust board meeting in disgust at CEO Louise Herron.

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5 thoughts on “Kim Williams v Fairfax, Joe Aston v Mike Carlton: it’s getting ugly

  1. paddy

    LOL My keyboard’s awash after reading that email from Mike Carlton.
    Most entertaining.

  2. Dogs breakfast

    Carlton is not quite as amusing or insightful as he may have been, but I still read his page on the back of the news review (?) each weekend.

    But his emails show that he hasn’t really lost his touch. Nice job Mr Carlton.

    And given that the smh carried an apology to Williams yesterday, pretty much admitting that everything in it was wrong, it does beg the question “How did this story get through?”

  3. klewso

    It was all chuckles when “Murdoch” was doing the bagging?

  4. mikeb

    That’s probably the best slam-down em I’ve seen. Keating would be proud. Bravo MC.
    ……but be careful as he who laughs last laughs loudest.

  5. zut alors

    Mike Carlton has penned some hilarious pieces, this is another.

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