Mar 12, 2014

Media briefs: Bolt v ABC twit … Obama’s web skit …

ABC journo quits Twitter after Bolt slap ... A leading woman at The New York Times ... Barack Obama slaps Zach Galifianakis ...

ABC journo quits Twitter after Bolt slap. ABC journalist Alison Caldwell appears to have deleted her Twitter account (@CaldwellAlison) after several of her tweets praising Scott Ludlam’s recent takedown of Tony Abbott in Parliament were criticised by Andrew Bolt yesterday morning. In a post highlighting several of Caldwell’s tweets — including ones where she calls Ludlam a “man with substance” and retweeted praise for the Greens Senator — Bolt held Caldwell up as another example of the ABC’s “Left bias”.

But after a reader alerted Bolt to the fact that Caldwell was getting lots of abuse on Twitter, the Herald Sun columnist called on his troops to stand down. “If any of the guilty were readers of this blog, I beg you to stop and apologise. You discredit your argument,” he wrote in an update. — Myriam Robin

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions


Leave a comment

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details