The Australian is launching a major response to Robert Manne's Quarterly Essay, and the blurbs tell us that there will be more to come on Saturday, with the usual suspects lining up to respond.
As editor-in-chief since 2003, Chris Mitchell has used The Australian like a weapon to fight what often appears to be personal battles on a great many fronts.
University of Canberra journalism academic Julie Posetti has accused The Australian of bullying tactics by running an incorrect story yesterday complaining she failed to disclose the newspaper was threatening her with legal action in an ABC radio interview about Twitter.
The Australian has reacted to this whole Julia Posetti defamation saga like an angry blogger, with ridiculous slurs, contradictions and a touch of Godwin's Law. Problem is, it's our national newspaper, laments John Quiggin.
In the wake of #twitdef, The Australian no longer deserves university funding for the Australian Literary Review, writes Ben Eltham in his weekly arts column My Cup of Tea.
Jonathan Holmes gives his damning assessment of the Chris Mitchell vs. Julia Possetti #twitdef case. Rather than focusing on the exact wording of a tweet, Mitchell should pay attention to the harsh criticism being levelled against his paper by a disenchanted ex-journo.
The editor in Chief of The Australian newspaper, Chris Mitchell, has sent a letter of demand to journalism academic, Julie Posetti, confirming he will pursue her for defamation over a series of tweets .
When Oz editor Chris Mitchell complains that Julie Posetti didn’t contact him to get his side of the story before tweeting, he completely misses the point.
If the editor of The Australian firms up defamation law as regards the metaphorical use of the "fascist" tag, then he will have handed innumerable people a precedent with which to target every News Ltd columnist and blogger who's muttered about "greenshirts", eco-Nazis or the like.