Did you know several high-profile reporters have recently left The Australian? Former Oz journo Amanda Meade noted the departures in her regular column for The Guardian last week, leading to a furious denunciation in the Oz‘s media diary on Monday.

This morning, Oz media editor Sharri Markson tweeted a photo of the email her editor sent Meade about the departures, claiming Meade had skewed the facts.

The funny thing is, that email bears a startling similarity to Marskon’s own report on the affair.

Take this line, from Oz managing editor Helen Trinca’s email:

In Media Diary, that became:

Trinca wrote:

Markson wrote:

And this:

Became this:

Curious, isn’t it?

Peter Fray

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