Sep 15, 2014

Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

Nancy errs. How does expelled at 16 become expelled 16 times? That’s the question Kate Durham, a jeweller who happens to be married to Julian Burnside, asked herself Saturday morning as she read The Australian‘s Media Watch Dog column, edited by Gerard Henderson and written by his pooch Nancy. “How does the Oz let this foolish liberal crank Gerard trash a once proud paper with sloppy mistakes against partners of opposers?” she tweeted.

Henderson had been riffing on a profile about Durham published in The Age, which included this line:

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4 thoughts on “Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

  1. Bill Hilliger

    Don’t knock Gerard Henderson, his contribution to the continuing decline of the News Corpse rag the Australian, is admirable. For the good of Australian democracy we need Gerard to ensure the downward trend of the Australian continues.

  2. paddy

    Not sure about that BH. There are ways and ways of dying.
    Death by Gerard seems to involve lots hanging, drawing and quartering over a period of years.
    I think being ushered into the library and handed a loaded revolver would be a far, far better fate.

  3. zut alors

    Gerard Henderson’s weeks could be made less “particularly busy” if he was scratched from the Insiders panel.

    His appearances are becoming more frequent and correspond with my increasing lack of enthusiasm to view Barrie & Co.

  4. Kevin_T

    Mr Henderson probably should learn what’s involved in “simply quoting” as opposed to, say, paraphrasing. If he had indeed “simply quoted” from what he called “Suzanne Carbone’s grovelling puff piece”, the blatant error would not have occurred.

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