Tips and rumours

May 30, 2014

Tips and rumours

Waiting on contracts... Abbott's sponsors... hot salami ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Throw another shrimp on das Barbecue. Yesterday we brought you a tip that News Corp's News.com.au had put up -- and then quickly taken down -- a glowing story about online video-streaming service Netflix coming to Australia. Why the about-face, we wondered? Was it because News Corp owns Netflix competitor Foxtel? News.com.au editor Daniel Sankey kept mum on the reasoning behind pulling the piece, but we're beginning to think perhaps it was actually a question of geography. We think maybe someone got their hands on this press release ...

Netflix has denied plans to launch on our fair shores. Geographical mix-ups are the wurst. Could News.com.au have made the same mistake as Jim Carrey ...?

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  1. pragmatic

    Best add Hancock Prospecting to the list of Abbott’s sponsors. I note that Gina’s Fairfax papers are supporting the fresh round of inequalities foreshadowed in the budget.

  2. klewso

    “The Class Warfare Tax”?

  3. Suziekue

    Ha! No need to FORCE our politicians to wear their sponsors’ logos. Abbott does it willingly and without shame. Every time he dons his lycra, his sponsors are writ large. Every time he spouts forth in front of a Skye News screen or an Institute of Public Affairs banner, he speaks on behalf of those sponsors. You only have to do a Google search of Abbott and Cadbury to see how many times he promotes that company. Abbott was bought, not elected.

  4. smq

    “Abbott Brought to you by….” You forgot News Ltd.

  5. Belle

    Still no news on contract renewal,June 30 is on the horizon; programming for Aboriginal Health is uncertain. I don’t see how they expect to close the Gap on indigenous health if they aren’t even committed to supporting already existing programs that are proven to work and influential to the health sector. If the Aboriginal Health sector continues to be left on the back burner uninformed and misrepresented then these gaps will never close.

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