The Australian has run a vicious three-week campaign against Weisbrot and the McGrath appointment, and this morning the paper gloried in its kill.
The vast majority of Australians don't trust the media. And former Press Council chairman Julian Disney is right there with them.
The Press Council chair only mentioned News Corp once in his speech to the Press Club today. But read between the lines, and it was a pointed criticism of the organisation's hypocrisy on free speech.
600,000 viewers switched the channel yesterday as the first big ratings battle of the year kicked off. And other media tidbits of the day.
The Age has had a mortifying morning after mixing up Waleed Aly and Nazeem Hussain. And other media tidbits of the day.
The Press Council's new chairman, David Weisbrot, is quite unknown in media circles. But maybe that's a good thing.
The Press Council's ruling on that infamous kangaroo piece. And other media tidbits of the day.
If the price of maintaining News Corp's support is that the Press Council can't be effective, it's not worth having the money, the chairman of the Press Council told Crikey.