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.
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.
From one blogger attacked by The Australian to the other, Greg Jericho -- formerly known as Grog of Grog's Gamut -- discusses the defamation case by editor-in-chief of The Oz Chris Mitchell against academic Julie Posetti. Typical of The Oz and its war against new media, says Jericho.