May 23, 2014

Dog act: Chris Kenny after more than $90,000 from the ABC

Chris Kenny has previously implied all he wanted was an apology from the ABC for that photoshop. But now he wants almost $100,000 from the public broadcaster.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Australian columnist and Sky News presenter Chris Kenny wants a “close-to-six-figure” sum — or one slightly under $100,000 — in damages from the ABC, numerous sources close to the case have told Crikey.

The damages relate to a defamation action launched by the journalist in November after a sketch aired by the public broadcaster in September last year, in which Kenny was photoshopped mounting a dog on political sketch show The Hamster Decides. Crikey contacted Kenny before 10am this morning about the amount he requires for settlement, but did not hear back before deadline.

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10 thoughts on “Dog act: Chris Kenny after more than $90,000 from the ABC

  1. klewso

    Go for it Kenny – keep up the double standards.

  2. paddy

    I do *so* want to watch that dog turn around and bite Kenny.

  3. Pedantic, Balwyn

    On what rational grounds does Chris Kenny think he is worth $90K? It can’t be reputation, other than as a rabid cheer leader for the right.It can’t be personal worth as most people think he’s an arse-hat. It can’t be for empathy, compassion or any other expression of concern for his fellow human beings, because none is evident in his writings and it can’t be for honesty or integrity because like virtually everyone else associated with News Corp. they aren’t part of his personality. So why does he think he’s worth so much?

  4. DiddyWrote

    I’m still waiting for Kenny to give a categorical denial that he has never had intercourse with a canine.

  5. zut alors

    There’s a scurrilous rumour he needs a cash injection in order to buy friends.

  6. AR

    wot DiddyWrote – I’ll not be assuaged until i see a stat. dec. along the lines of “I have not had sex wit.. that quadruped..”.

  7. Harry Held

    If you want to win a payout as a result of damage to your good reputation, you have to have a good reputation in the first place.

  8. seriously?

    He must have slipped rohypnol in the dog’s water bowl.

  9. pinkocommierat

    Shame, Diddy: as if any self-respecting canine would do the filth with Chris Kenny.

  10. Chalkie Kev

    Was Julian Morrow removed from the last 2 episodes of The Checkout as punishment for that tweet? He was in the other episodes a lot and then mysteriously vanished, around the same time as the tweet. Coincidence?

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