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Seven caught in the middle of an unignorable story and the loyalty of Kerry Stokes

Seven West Media must walk the tight rope of its coverage of the Brereton SAS war crimes report and its chairman's support of military figures.

New Lord Mayor of Perth Basil Zempilas (Image: Basil Zempilas/Facebook)

Billionaire Stokes gets his man in Perth

Basil Zempilas' election campaign was hard to ignore, given his status as the star of Kerry Stokes’ omnipresent Seven West Media empire.

Basil Zempilas (Image: Supplied)

Conflict of Interest: The West backs a winner for Perth

Seven's support of its own network's Basil Zempilas in his run for lord mayor is any candidate's dream.

Karina Okotel (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Tips and Murmurs: The West says sorry … good news for greyhounds (in 2035) … Okotel returns

The voices that protesteth too much, and it really is a dog's life. Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Ben Roberts-Smith in 2016 (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

War hero’s reputation fought on the media frontline

While News Corp and The West Australian laud Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith as a hero, their competitors at Nine continue to investigate allegations against him.

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Melbourne this week (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Extinction Rebellion has media frothing at the mouth

It's not just Kerri-Anne. The Australian media has had an overtly hostile response to the climate activists.

Eastbound and down: the West joins the Tele in a race to the bottom

In order to stay afloat, The West Australian is looking to east-coast tabloids for editorial inspiration.

Bernard Collaery. (Image: AAP/Rod Mcguirk)

The Witness K debacle can still end poorly for the government

Crikey readers on the prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery, rapid development in Asia and Kerry Stokes' media monopoly.

Portrait of a one-newspaper town

Even in an era of digital and social media, the power of The West Australian has only strengthened under the direction of Kerry Stokes.

The power and the glory: Kerry Stokes’ influence at the West

Billionaire Kerry Stokes' power over The West Australian and media dominance of WA has allowed him to set the agenda for the state.

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