News Corp attacks Press Council

The one comforting aspect of the silly, extended spat between The Australian and the Australian Press Council (APC) over the appointment of GetUp deputy chair Carla McGrath as a public member of the APC is that it is much ado about very little at all.

The only people who take any notice of Press Council adjudications are newspaper editors and the council itself. It is a fundamental truth of self-regulation in the media that it makes not a jot of difference in the real world.