NOT THE FIRST BEAT UP HE’S BEEN INVOLVED IN

Who was the mystery Australian journalist mentioned in yesterday’s New York Daily News? None other than Paul McGeough, according to impeccable sources. Brawlin’ Paul seems intent on beginning a civil war with his fellow Aussies.

(Also, the incident took place some months ago, McGeough isn’t a News Corp journalist, and the photograph showed Ken Chandler instead of Colin Myler. Apart from that, great work, Daily News!)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/28/2005 at 12:51 AM
    1. All you Aussies look alike to me.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 09/28 at 01:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. No, all you Evil Pundits look alike to me!

      Posted by Leigh on 09/28 at 01:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. By the way, are these unimpeachable documents? If not, contact Karl Rove for the original memos as proof.

      Posted by Leigh on 09/28 at 01:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. I probably should’ve said unimpeachable sources. Preview is my friend…

      Posted by Leigh on 09/28 at 01:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fisk beaten by Afghan refugees,
      McGeough beaten by Australian refugees.It’s all beginning to make sense.  Plus, idiots are getting slapped, which is nice!

      Posted by Mr Hackenbacker on 09/28 at 01:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. And then Rupert Murdoch produced a pistol from its holster and executed all three.

      Posted by Phranger on 09/28 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. McGeough? That’s too good to be true.

      Posted by Scott Campbell at Blithering Bunny on 09/28 at 04:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why was McGeough in America?  Isn’t that consorting with the enemy, or something?  Someone call Karl Rove!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 09/28 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT:

      A “respected tribal elder” is going to jail for only one month for raping a 14-year-old girl and beating her up. The sentence was this minimal as the offender “wasn’t aware” it was against the law to do what he did, citing “traditional” law instead.

      Not in Pakistan. In the Northern Territory, Australia.

      Posted by Andjam on 09/28 at 05:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Phranger,

      I thought it was from the pocket? At two different times?

      Umm… CIVIL WAR!

      Posted by Leigh on 09/28 at 05:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Apart from that, great work, Daily News!

      What, you thought only the Times was incompetent?

      Posted by Challeron on 09/28 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ah the very journalist chosen by the abc to report the war from Iraq….and reporting it very badly Neddy…

      Posted by crash on 09/28 at 08:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. amd tired and emotional being code for smashed…don’t sleep in the subway Paulie.

      Posted by crash on 09/28 at 08:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. hey wait a minute! why should we trust these so-called “impeccable sources” that McGeogh is ‘the man’? I thought this was a serious blog.

      Posted by percypup on 09/28 at 08:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yes crash. He’s also the journo employed by Fairfax to report on the war in Iraq, from New York!

      Posted by Nic on 09/28 at 08:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bemused in Brooklyn asks: is McGeough a fibro or a silvertail?

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 09/28 at 08:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. … Speaking of beat-up’s, Julia Gillard, that wonderful architech of Fools Gold, has a broken arm! What’s the bet Mark Latham mistook her for a taxi driver?

      Posted by anthony27 on 09/28 at 08:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually McGeough reports on Afghanistan at the moment, and has recently brought us the scoop that Mrs bahktieri is actually Afghani (and he later concedes, btw, she holds a pakistani passport, and they suspect the husband actually is pakistani – but these are not the point!!!!).  This will be on media watch next week for sure, mainly because News corp journos trawled through Afghanistan and reckoned that the family wasn’t Afghan a couple of years ago.  Otherwise Lizzie wouldn’t bother.

      Posted by entropy on 09/28 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Andjam yeah we know and thought the case was being reviewed.Oz news said that the indigenous “law” must now always defer to mainstream law.,according to attorney general in N.T. Otherwise we could end up with horrific religious laws from particular fundamentalist non western religions.Already one person has been promoting such a cause in one Australian state, has had a lot of coverage in state newspaper.

      Posted by crash on 09/28 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. It can’t be McGeough because he’s not Australian.Maybe the Daily News meant “mystery Irish journalist”.McGeough has stated he would not seek Australian citizenship until John Howard joined the Labor party or something equally stupid and until whatever the loony demand he made was met he would continue to travel on his Irish passport.

      Posted by Lew on 09/28 at 11:11 PM • permalink

 

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