Mar 17, 2017

Bill Leak more important than Malcolm Fraser, at least according to The Australian

The Australian newspaper has written more than 33,000 words of tribute to cartoonist Bill Leak, which is far more words than were written about the 22nd prime minister of Australia when he died two years ago. Crikey media reporter Emily Watkins and intern Isabelle Amy report.

The death of cartoonist Bill Leak last week prompted a flood of obituaries, news stories and columns. 

In mourning its editorial cartoonist, you might think The Australian has gone a bit overboard with its coverage.

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3 thoughts on “Bill Leak more important than Malcolm Fraser, at least according to The Australian

  1. gregg creevey

    And your point is?

    1. peter love

      Pretty fair point raised I think. All I saw was a racist cartoon on a level with public bar ranting through the long years. And not funny, and neither were his Gillian Triggs or homophobic ones either. They were just sick that’s all.

      And to think the PM said his earlier cartoon “united the nation”. This is disgusting.

  2. Reverend Owen

    It keeps the other attack poodles loyal and keen. Now Janet knows what to expect when she heads down the long slide.

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