The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Terry McCrann on "editorial independence"

In the Herald Sun today:

Belated memo to Roger. You picked a fight you could never win. On the utterly ridiculous basis that the board should have no say in a company's core product.

You probably try to draw a line between 'the product', the paper, and its journalism. It is a line that only exists in the fantasies of journalistic pomposity.

Now you will become 'the story.' Literally the ex-chairman (John) Story

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