Aug 20, 2014

Media briefs: News v Palmer (again) … Lambo … ACMA rules against Laws

The Oz and Clive Palmer battle continues. And other media tidbits of the day.

News Corp v Clive Palmer, part 6526. You may recall from yesterday's Media Briefs that Clive Palmer has announced his intention to set a newspaper called the Australasian Times in competition with his nemesis The Australian. The Oz, smelling blood in the water, has for its part told Palmer to bring it on, complete with a Bill Leak cartoon showing a grotesque Palmer (didn't we tell you to knock it off with the fat jokes?) and calling him a mongrel:

But wait, there's more. Eight more, in fact. Yes, The Australian has nine stories and commentary pieces in this morning's edition about the member for Fairfax's comments about China (that's even more than the paper published in one day about plain packaging for cigarettes). Oz reporters Mark Schliebs and Andrew Fraser have found some Chinese-born residents in Palmer's seat of Fairfax who are not happy about the maverick MP's remarks. Over a photograph of two of them, the headline exhorts: "Show a little respect, say Fairfax voters".

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One thought on “Media briefs: News v Palmer (again) … Lambo … ACMA rules against Laws

  1. klewso

    The Curry or Maul – in their “Palmer Hate Campaign” – couldn’t wait to “Lambaste(?)” one of the Senators holding up their Limited News Party’s legislation in the senate – for “bad mouthing China”? ……. A little more than a week after “Putin in the Boot” themselves – to ridicule a bloke that embarrassed their boy Toady Abbott on the world stage, in Bali?

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