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Oct 23, 2017

Mayne: Murdoch’s support of James Packer reaches peak saturation

The Weekend Australian dedicated 8800 words to the Crown exec, arguably the greatest broadside of Packer content since Kerry Packer's death in 2005

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

Wow! Talk about a contrast. On Wednesday, James Packer’s Crown Resorts was at its taciturn best issuing this brief ASX statement in response to independent MP Andrew Wilkie’s whistleblower stink bomb dropped in Federal Parliament.

Then, four days later, the Murdoch press delivers arguably its most Packer-heavy publication since Kerry Packer’s death in 2005 with more than 8000 words published in The Weekend Australian, all driven by an exclusive interview with the billionaire by its Victorian editor Damon Kitney.

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