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."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is this Australia's next Maria Bartiromo?

Sky News's Brooke Coorte has done some excellent reporting on the European crisis directly from the likes of Greece. To my mind, she is rapidly becoming Australia's first Maria Bartiromo, the CNBC anchor famous for wowing her audiences with poise, grace and an incisive intellect. So I say to Sky's Kylie Merritt: you should pay young Brookie more; she's a star in the making.