Monday, June 25, 2012

Major 'Fire' at Fairfax

It looks as though the methyl bromide gas has reached the editorial bilges of the good ship Fairfax in Australia.   An exodus of socialist  rats has begun with some senior heads being lopped.

For a good laugh, read some of the comments at the above link.

There was a telling piece on the net yesterday in which one Miranda Divine spelled out, for all to see, the way the leftists controlled which stories were told and the manner of their telling.

Laughably, the ABC reports a number of these propagandists as 'leaving' Fairfax.  Yep, they're just upping and leaving, all on the same day, quite spontaneously, at a time when unemployment generally is at record levels everywhere except at Gina Rinehart's Western Australian mines and 'jobs for journo's' has not  yet become a fully blown UN relief programme.


Anonymous said...

Man, isn't it GREAT that Gina Rinehart will be able to spin the news her way all the time! There'll be no stopping her now! It'll be like her having a really well resourced rabid right wing blog like this one, only good.

The government should just give her everything she wants now (ie a licence to print more money) and forget all the grief! What a winner!

Anonymous said...

'unemployment generally is at record levels' except of course in Australia where it is just over 5%

But hey, why let facts get in the way of a good old Adolf rant.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anonybullshitter @10.09

About time you traded in your NCEA "D" pass in comprehension.

Paulus said...

Rinehart called them all "Left Wing Pinkos"
Remind you of any Editors in New Zealand and not just Fairfax ?

Psycho Milt said...

Courtesy of Public Address, the most likely reason for journalists getting out ahead of Rinehart getting seats on the board is her refusal to agree to the board's requirement that directors don't mess with editorial content.

A commenter on the Public Address thread points us to an example of the kind of quality writing Australians may get to enjoy from Rinehart. Choice! How reassuring that Fairfax owns a significant proportion of the NZ media so we could end up with similar quality content in our own newspapers...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Pity to fuck up your friend's pseudo argument Milt but NONE of the existing directors has been asked to sign or has signed any damn pinko lefty charter.

No. They are getting out because they realise that the game is up. They have sent Fairfax broke. 95% of market value lost in a couple of years. These fellers ought to go and join the wharfies.

Anonymous said...

Adolf's wee crush on Rinehart is sweet.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


You are just starting to wake up to the fact that Ms Rinehart is the elephant in Fairfax's room.

You'd better get to like her pretty quick because if she sells her shares there'll be no Melbourne Age next week. Just a pink tinged bomb site.

Anonymous said...

She'll take a bath if she sells her share, which would demonstrate to her that there's more to being in business than being a bully boy while exploiting what Daddy did.

Psycho Milt said...

I'm quite happy to accept that editorial independence is a pinko lefty idea. As to the charter:

Meanwhile, Fairfax Media yesterday dismissed commentary that the charter was non-binding on board members.

"No existing or former board member has ever challenged the notion that editorial independence was at the heart of the company," a Fairfax spokesman, Brad Hatch, said.

"The board adopted the charter of independence in 1992 by resolution and it is considered binding - to suggest otherwise is total nonsense. Indeed, the board relied on the charter as a successful defence in a defamation action in 2002."