Crikey Says

Jul 15, 2014

Crikey says: The Oz on the Right side of 50

Undercover at Plimer’s book launch. The Oz at 50: lapdog, watchdog or attack dog? Watch this space for the next NSA whistleblower. We assess the fallout from the ABC redundancies. Why Palmer’s red tape is a win for big banks. Murray inquiry bad news for Abbott. What is Ben Oquist up to? Voters want answers on CommBank con. And our birthday cake for the Oz.

Happy 50th birthday to Rupert Murdoch’s favourite plaything! No, not her, she’s a spry 46. It’s The Australian‘s birthday, and our favourite national broadsheet has been bolstering the Coalition, serving the interests of old white men and slapping “EXCLUSIVE!” on everything that’s not nailed down for half a century.

The Oz has republished its first editorial from July 15, 1964, and while we may quibble with some of what was promised (“In these pages you will find … impartial information and … independent thinking … This paper is tied to no party …”), there is one paragraph it has absolutely delivered on:

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions


Leave a comment

6 thoughts on “Crikey says: The Oz on the Right side of 50

  1. Michael James

    Crow all you like Crikey, but at least the Oz does hand over it’s opinion pages to dissenting opinions, something that seems to have fallen by the wayside as you’ve moved further to the left.

  2. klewso

    “Blow my candle Rebekah!”

  3. AR

    What a waste of a good cake.

  4. paddy

    This is why you can’t have nice things Crikey.
    You’ve sent them all to Rupert and his band of dreary trolls.

  5. JohnB

    Michael James, what the dickens are you on about?

  6. JohnB

    Moderated for a 9-word comment containing nothing stronger than “dickens”?

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details