Apr 10, 2014

Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy … has a very familiar-looking graphic. Plus why News Corp is obsessed with Clive Palmer's gut, and other media tidbits.

Something’s fishy. Yesterday morning, this fascinating graphic from The Washington Post (pictured at left) did the rounds. It’s a to-scale representation of just how deep MH370’s black box is, and it shows, like perhaps nothing else has, just how difficult it will be to recover. It’s simple and ingenious. And by yesterday afternoon, had a very similar one (pictured at right).

When queried about it by fellow journalists on Twitter, morning editor Rob Stott just said it was “built by [the] network”. He didn’t rise to the bait when told it was a rip-off.

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7 thoughts on “Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy …

  1. zut alors

    At least Palmer has the means to face off News Corp in court. The majority of victims don’t have that luxury.

  2. klewso

    Probably one off the best things Clive has going for him?
    And this billionaire has put his money where his seat is – rather than play puppet master?

  3. klewso

    We all heard (from Abbott and his patron Rupert’s viewsmedia) how unfair it all was, that Palmer tried to “buy an election” – but how do we calculate the monetary value of the sort of partisan pro-Limited News Party PR promotions run by Murdoch? Priceless?

  4. klewso

    These personal attacks on Palmer – anyone would think these Limited News hacks have mistaken him for Gillard?

  5. Bill Hilliger

    Miranda …a Murdork numpty writing what she is told to write, no brains, low intellect. Another role she would do well at is that of a village idiot.

  6. AR

    Berg is not so much the IPA mascot as the nodding dog on the Bently’s rear-window shelf.
    However, the real joy of the WA result is that barely half the electorate wasted their vote on Lib/Lab/Nat seat warmers.
    Roll on the Future.

  7. Glen

    SBS news also copied the Washington Post graphic tonight, and rather ineptly. It seems you can’t keep a good idea down (sorry).

    Actually the Post’s graphic is misleading in one respect. It shows the pinger detector at 4,600 ft, which may well be the depth when the first detection was made 5 days ago, but the thing is more often working nearer 3000 m depth, or 10,000 ft.

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