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Apr 11, 2014

Media briefs: Lazar hits back? … 18c battles … paper cuts …

Renegade tries to smear ABC in wake of Four Corners expose on Ian Lazar. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Is it Lazar hitting back at ABC? It appears Ian Lazar might not be happy with Monday’s Four Corners report on the ABC that painted him as, well, a white-collar crook who preys on the weak and powerless, boosted by his underworld connections. In a lengthy YouTube video posted on a website custom-made for the purpose of clearing his name (IanLazar.tv), someone claims almost everyone interviewed for the Four Corners expose is, themselves, corrupt. The domain information on who registered the site is private, so we can’t say for sure Lazar or his associates put it up. The website’s contact section links to an address in Hong Kong.

With the Law and Order sound effects superimposed over a slow pan of the journalistic code of ethics, the video uses gavel sounds and guilty stamps over the faces of many of Four Corners’ key witnesses (no one spoke on the video). But the colourful attempt at a PR counterattack didn’t last long — this morning we looked again and the clip had been removed because it “violated YouTube’s terms of service”. — Myriam Robin

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  1. AR

    As so often, Grundle’s word juxtapostions – Dolt’s “homebrew eugenics” are just too perfect.

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