Tips and rumours

Jan 16, 2014

Tips and rumours

Is one of Fairfax's gun columnists thinking about defecting to News Corp? ... Is La Trobe privatising student housing? ... And Abbott is watching. Always ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

FitzSimons sticks with Fairfax. Times may be tough at newspapers, but Crikey hears that News Corp Australia has been waving the chequebook around to lure Fairfax’s Peter FitzSimons over to its tabloid stable. Although his colloquial style isn’t for everyone, the red bandana-wearing former Wallaby is one of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald‘s best-read writers — both on sport and the opinion pages. The defection would be particularly bad news for the struggling Sun-Herald, where FitzSimons is one of the star writers. The word is that News’ audacious play hasn’t paid off and that Fitzy is staying put for now, despite apparently being offered a whopping increase on his current salary.

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3 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    Run down 265 runs? Easy, get the navy in and pretend they’re refugees?

  2. AR

    Umm.. “best-read writers“? Did you mean “most read”?

  3. Kez

    that photo is reminiscent of the penguin-chicken baddie in the first Wallace and Grommit

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