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Aug 21, 2014

Crikey says: why we published leaked News Corp accounts

Inside News Corp, the fallout: News sends in the lawyers, Crikey’s intrepid reporter meets CEO Julian Clarke, how News stacks up against Fairfax. Plus: why Australians can fight for the IDF. Keane on our preoccupation with terrorism. Glenn Stevens does the vision thing better than Hockey. Staff boned at the Art Gallery of NSW. Obeid off the shelves over ‘mistaken identity’. Deja vu as the ABC restructures. And Greg Hywood’s hot ride.

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13 thoughts on “Crikey says: why we published leaked News Corp accounts

  1. Phen

    Hopefully some of your readers got some interest from them. Nothing interesting there as far as I’m concerned.

  2. RoseL

    Yes you did, Crikey. I’ll be renewing my subscription because of this.

  3. klewso

    I don’t think I’ll ever understand what makes Murdoch/Limited News think they have every sole Right to do what they do – and that others cannot do what they think they can get away with, especially to them – editing “public interest – as long as it suits Rupert’s”?

    “Because they’re journalists!”?
    Is it arrogance? Superciliousness? The fact they have the (“70″% hard-copy market) resources from which they can string a few words together to express their prejudices from their elite positions? Or just plain hubris?

  4. dazza

    Champions of free speech!!

  5. Alex

    News Corp should take great pride at the frequency and severity of hypocrisy they manage to achieve. It is quite remarkable!

  6. Peter Fuller

    I seem to recall Derryn Hinch referring to a definition of news (which I expect was not original to him): “news is what some-one doesn’t want revealed; the rest is advertising.”
    On that criterion your revelations yesterday were precisely what a media organisation should be publishing.

  7. Bill Hilliger

    News Corpse …thin skinned.

  8. CML

    All we really needed to know, Crikey, is that Ltd. News is going down the gurgler, and that the Murdoch monopoly will come to an end soon.

  9. David Hand

    Don’t be so precious Crikey. It’s juvenile.
    You leaked commercially sensitive information. Good on you for fearless commitment to your readers right to know ant all that.

    If you now get done over by News Corp’s lawyers, that’ too bad.

  10. 19 maurice

    News Ltd demanding spilled beans be stopped because why? Breathtaking hypocrisy

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