After years of slamming The Australian (or the Government Gazette, as he prefers to call it) – including condemning the paper’s alleged attempts to “influence and control and circumscribe political debate”, railing against its “disdain for critics”, and describing editor Chris Mitchell as “afraid” and “completely discredited” – you’ll never guess for whom lefty academic Mark Bahnisch is now working.
Coincidentally, Bahnisch has lately become quite respectful towards the former Government Gazette:
Writing today in The Australian, Mike Steketee rightly points out …
Although Bahnisch couldn’t bring himself to use the horrible title in a belated announcement to readers:
As some perceptive commenters on the Saturday Salon thread noticed, I’ve got a gig at the Higher Education Supplement doing some blogging for them.
UPDATE. My News Ltd colleague Bahnisch defends himself:
My only contribution will be blogging at the Higher Ed Supplement’s website – on stuff to do with higher education … the politics of the editorial staff of the Higher Ed couldn’t be more different from those of the rag itself.
Interesting. Bahnisch claims that leftist bias in higher education is a myth, but is happy working at the Higher Education Supplement because it’s run by lefties.
UPDATE II. Lefty Kim asks: “What private employer isn’t open to ethical objections …?” Answer: none of them! Money is impure unless cleansed by the state.