Media Files

Sep 18, 2017

‘He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard’ … Faine producer leaves … raising shell …

Gerry Harvey thinks Joe Aston should be hung (he means hanged), stripped and flogged.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Today in Media Files, Australian Financial Review columnist Joe Aston and Harvey Norman boss Gerry Harvey are in a war of words, and newspaper ad spend was down by a third last month.

Good feud guide. The Australian Financial Review's Rear Window columnist Joe Aston has stepped up his latest feud with Harvey Norman boss Gerry Harvey. Aston picked a fight with Harvey in a column last week, reporting on the business' financial state. And Harvey responded with a particularly nasty, unchallenged attack on Sky on Wednesday night. Norman called for Aston to be "stripped and flogged". "He should be hung [sic] or he should be stripped and flogged, the bastard. The Fin Review is supposed to be this wonderful paper with quality journalists and instead of that they have this gossip writer telling lies. He should be sacked tomorrow. He's an absolute disgrace."

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3 thoughts on “‘He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard’ … Faine producer leaves … raising shell …

  1. Doug Clark

    Ahem, but a ‘longtime’ producer leaving after 6 years does not suggest that a ‘revolving door’ is operating on Mr Faine’s shift does it? Pretty slow one if it is …
    (Also, i love the Aston v. Harvey kerfuffle – great entertainment! )
    Cheers, Doug

  2. Decorum

    The first sentence – correcting Harvey’s English – contains a typo (I thing. Unless it’s ironic?!)

    1. Jennifer Green

      Yes. There is a typo and also, who is Norman?

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