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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 12:13 pm
John Pilger exposes another vicious neocon campaign:
In 2005 Andrew Jaspan, a Briton newly appointed editor of the Melbourne Age, was subjected to a vicious neocon campaign that accused him of “reducing” the Age to “another Guardian”.
UPDATE. If Pilger thinks the campaign against Jaspan was vicious, what must he make of Jaspan’s campaign against Gerard Henderson?
UPDATE II. Alas, the campaign didn’t exactly silence Jaspan and his fellow Fairfaxistas:
Former Fairfax chief executive Fred Hilmer has confessed that he struggled to cope with an editorial culture that naturally leaned to the Left and where journalists saw themselves as advocates rather than straight reporters.
The admission comes in a book to be published next week which contains a revealing account of his seven years at the helm of the group, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.
“Fairfax’s default position was to turn left and be agenda-driven,” Mr Hilmer writes in The Fairfax Experience.
“Journalists often conducted campaigns where they persisted in covering stories long after readers had lost interest.”
Which would be somewhere around the second paragraph.
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