SAY GOODNIGHT FAIRFAX
... your type of journalism is finished
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
It was a good night for the deplorables and the Fairfax mob were there with hot mikes to pick up anything a bit off... and unfortunately I’m pretty good at stuff that’s a bit off. It’s true, I did say that to a private function and SKY's Ross Cameron said a few things that would naturally upset Fairfax too because it was mostly about Fairfax and its appalling attempts at journalism.
But thank God they won’t be around much longer as the SMH and The Age shrink to weekend only rags with an online daily they expect you to pay for. Well, good luck with that and a well-deserved malaise for Fairfax.
Circulation is a testament to responsible journalism and Fairfax’s circulation along with its share price has gone through the floor. No longer can this failed company pretend that profitability (due entirely to classified ads) reflected their papers’ likability. Without classifieds The Age and the SMH have settled in a sinkhole as unprofitable weekly giveaway rags.
An example of the Unfairfax type of journalism
Left wing "The Conversation" reported recently: "Readers comments on the SMH coverage of a story make clear the disgust of once-loyal customers of a once-quality product, and the fatalistic realisation that it’s all over for Fairfax as a credible supplier of news in this country."
The newspapers without classifieds and without a hard Left agenda are still surviving for now, despite the digital ads that have swamped the once-great broadsheets. There is a new political movement afoot and Fairfax and the ABC are not part of it.
Having worked for most of the Fairfax papers, I can tell you their modus operandi was one of censorship via omission. Of the hundreds of news items that would reach the editor’s desk daily only those that agreed with Fairfax bias were chosen, the rest were spiked. Of course readers never knew what was rejected.
Well, readers have finally woken up, they have left in droves knowing they were not given a fair dissemination of news.
I was required to submit multiple roughs of cartoons so the SMH editor could select one. Again it was a process of bias by omission. I knew how to balance my work but Fairfax had no intention to balance theirs and I was happy to get out of that loony Left Fairfax dungeon to where Murdoch told me to do what I wanted and there would be no roughs necessary from which they could choose what they wanted said.
Today Bill Leak has the same luxury of independence afforded few of the old journalists, but he has paid a blood sacrifice to Gillian Triggs' HRC.
Ross Cameron said nothing that deserves an apology despite his SKY colleagues crying foul and displaying their “holier than thou” pristine thought processes while drowning in their own little PC worlds. Speers, Van Onselin and Perrett were sickening in their feigned outrage over a professional colleague's remarks.
What did I say that I will not apologise for? It went something like this, “Muslims can’t be all bad, I mean they do chuck pillow biters off buildings don’t they?” I have many homosexual friends who saw it as a joke... it was the sort of bullshit banter exchanged between holes on a golf course.
Singo gives 'em heaps
The SMH infiltrated a private dinner where they were determined to find something to offend someone, well, I’ve had plenty of off stuff said about me where an apology was not forthcoming. So go root ya soulless boot Fairfax.
After dinner speeches in the past were a lot rougher than that, so get over it buttercups, go report what the Muslims say about us in their mosques... or is it not PC to do that?
I couldn’t give a stuff...this is the real world where we all understand that offense is constantly manufactured by the Left only to further their agenda.
Was Fairfax there to report anything of substance? Give me a break! We all know why those apology-seeking fleas were there.