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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:44 pm
“These are difficult stories to cover. When John Brogden confessed to our reporter on Sunday night, confirming on the record his behaviour at that Australian Hotels Association party and his racial slur, it was clearly a major political story,” Mr Scott said.
“We gave it full page one coverage and also covered the press conference and fall-out from his resignation in comprehensive detail.
“Yesterday, however, our focus moved to the crisis facing the state Liberal Party and the leadership battle. We had only one reporter doing a follow-up in Mr Brogden’s electorate, talking to voters on their reaction to events.
“We were chasing the political story not the personal story.”
So what story is the Sydney Morning Herald chasing today?
Britain’s tabloids claim to have uncovered England’s secret weapon in the Ashes series – a woman who kept Shane Warne up all night during the fourth Test.
Julia Reynolds has told The Sun and Daily Mirror newspapers she left Warne exhausted after an all-night sex session the day before he was dismissed for a golden duck in the first innings of the Trent Bridge Test.
“Shane said he bluffed it but I’d arranged to be with him again that night and it was good sex again, though the night before had taken its toll. He was really up for it in room 811 and cricket was the last thing on his mind. He ordered a bottle of champagne with one glass, thinking that might put Ponting off the scent … “
Warne’s wife Simone recently left him after a string of affairs, many allegedly involving text messages.
And all of them reported by the SMH, which has different rules for politicians and sportsmen.
UPDATE. Alan R.M. Jones has more on media double standards.
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