When he was in power, Jeff Kennett famously tried to block out The Age, refusing all media requests and engagement in a bid to unseat then-editor Bruce Guthrie. Which is why it was interesting to see Guthrie and Kennett on the same page in the Oz today, lamenting the Sydney-fication ofThe Age. Guthrie, of course, now runs New Daily, while Kennett is a News Corp columnist (in Age rival the Herald Sun). Not that you’d pick that up from the Oz’s report.

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