Aug 6, 2014

Media briefs: Baz v the Oz … Gannett splits … outbreak …

The Australian gets suckered by a fake Twitter account. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Was Carlton targetted? AJN editor insists there’s no conspiracy. Former (as of this morning) Fairfax columnist Mike Carlton told Crikey he had no doubt there was a coordinated campaign to oust him by the Australian Jewish lobby, helped along by News Corp. It’s an allegation others have also made. On 2UE today, Mornings presenter Stuart Bocking pushed Australian Jewish News’ editor Zeddy Lawrence on whether there’d been a coordinated push to oust Carlton. “Never underestimate the power of the Jewish lobby,” Bocking said, prompting Lawrence to ask whether Bocking had any evidence for what he was saying. Frankly he was offended by the suggestion, Lawrence said.


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  1. citizen k

    Isn’t it incorrect to refer to the “Jewish lobby?” Despite some Jewish community leaders and groups wishing that all Jewish Australians subscribed to their Zionist, pro-Israel views, not all do. Indeed some find Israel’s actions in attacking the people of Gaza to be – as our Minister of Foreign Affairs put it – “indefensible.” Similarly not all wish to suppress those who put the case against israel. Journalists and media outlets should exercise more care by not simply repeating labels used by both Zionists and anti-Semites. Jewish people are not necessarily Zionists.

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