Jun 30, 2014

Media briefs: Sun shines … paywall blues … Press Council ruling …

The Age is in a bit of hot water with the Press Council over the precise definition of the word "said". Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Brooks is no Greste. Peter Greste is beginning a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt on trumped-up charges, a victim of political manoeuvering and his employer’s carelessness — so in the Oz’s media section Mark Day says spare a thought for … Rebekah Brooks. Yeah, that’s right. Comparing Greste’s fate to Brooks’, Day notes:

“It is tempting to think that Brooks … got off scot-free when she was acquitted … free is hardly the word … she lost her job, her reputation and her future employment prospects … the British justice system moves at glacial speed … by what logic do riot squads need to conduct 4am raids … the hacking and bribery charges are part of a wider attempt by the British establishment to rein in the media …”

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3 thoughts on “Media briefs: Sun shines … paywall blues … Press Council ruling …

  1. klewso

    The only similarity between Greste and “Our Miss Brooks” was the inappropriateness of the outcome – one was found guilty and the other found not?
    [Next time there’s a News Corpse knees-up to see where share-holder funds have been interred with that body, I’d like to see a Kiwi get up and ask “Whose idea was it to devote all those share-holder funds to someone as thoock as a Brook?”]

  2. Sailor

    Unfortunately, Miguel Herrera’s spray at the Netherlands coach has “FIFA’s copyright” so is blocked from view.

    Pity Todd Carney’s spray – or better still, anything about him – hasn’t been blocked as well.

  3. Sailor

    Klewso, it goes without saying I agree with you after all that’s been disclosed about the shameless criminality that went (maybe ‘goes’?) on. But the pathetic bleats of confected pain from the Mudroc acolytes will go on consuming trees & petabytes without embarrassment or truth, I can predict that.

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