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."
Saturday, July 7, 2012
AFR corrects Rinehart spin
“Gina’s point of view on that is she doesn’t want to be muzzled from being able to express her point of view.” Asked if Rinehart wants the right to hire and fire editors, he says: “I don’t think so. I think that has become sensationalised.” Nor should directors instruct journalists what to write, he says.