Fracking is destructive, no matter how you try to spin it

Crikey readers share their thoughts on The Australian's media stoush, fracking and other issues of the day.

Sharri and Barry — the ongoing feud

Mungo McCallum writes: Re. “Barry v The Australian: part 12,344” (yesterday). Sharri Markson thinks Paul Barry is obsessed with the Murdoch press in general and The Australian in particular, and Barry reckons the Murdoch press is obsessed with the ABC. To to some extent both are right, but the real story is The Australian’s obsession with itself. I have better things to do than keep count of all the editorials, feature pieces and interminable Cut and Paste columns devoted to the proposition that the Oz is always right and everyone else is wrong; but surely no other publication in history has ever devoted so much time and space to contemplating its own navel and extolling the fluff it finds therein.

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