Saturday, April 02, 2011

Bothered barrister forgets to use words of power

Outraged that David Penberthy, editor of The Punch and worse still, a former editor of the dreaded Daily Telegraph, claims New South Wales Greens directed preferences to Pauline Hanson, PP boy Jeremy Sear suggests Pure Poison readers take action:
You might want to let the Press Council know what you think about that kind of shamelessness.
Jeremy's outrage ramps up when the preferences claim is repeated by The Punch contributor Mark Kenny:
Will the Press Council in any way police this, or is the biggest media company in the land now free to just openly lie about political groups it wants to see “destroyed”?
Rather than immediately seeking intervention, Jeremy should try the first step in the "normal procedure" for complaints suggested by the Press council:
You should first seek to contact the editor or a senior editorial executive of the publication, outlining your concerns and the amends or redress you see as required. A reasonable approach from both parties can often bring a quick and satisfactory solution to a complaint.
So Jeremy should ring Penberthy, use the the magic "It's Jeremy from Crikey" words of power and discuss the matter. No doubt Penberthy, when he eventually recovers from the Jeremy-actually-rang-me swoon, will adjust the two The Punch articles immediately.

Update Jeremy, the awesomely significant:
I suspect News Ltd’s real problem with the Greens is people like me …


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the subhead of this blog should be changed from "Harsh but unfair" to "Searing Sear all year".

1:33 PM  
Anonymous ar said...

The Sky News newsreader has twice today said Abbott "regrets" attending the carbon tax rally in Canberra. As far as I can tell, Abbott regretted some of the signage but otherwise fully endorsed the event. Smear will be right on to this egregious error.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

Why would Jerry-Me be induced to conclude that "... people like me"?


6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reckon its true. News Ltd IS probably scared of birdy-armed chinless hypocritical gamers who think the government should buy them a house.

They've got powers.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy will ring a man that he thinks he can treaten with "I'm Jeremy - a Barrister", but not one he can't threaten with "I'm Jeremy - a Journalist."

And when he calls a radio station he's never Jeremy at all

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

Jezza sez:
I’m a lefty – and I’m a lefty because I believe in, at core:

* public services over tax cuts; and
*human rights over profit.

Jezza, I'm a righty - and I'm a righty because I believe in, at core

*Essential public services funded by an expanding economy and labour market rather than increasing taxes. Saying that you are for no tax cuts is only half of what you stand for. You are also for tax increases, but that doesn't read well on paper, does it? Also, there is a difference between just being a lefty and being a Greens Lefty who's policies would shut down companies that supply billions of dollars into the economy, therefore reducing public services.

* human rights and the non- demonising of the corporate sector by assuming employers are fat cats or wannabe fat cats who have little regard for the welfare of their employees or the community in which they operate. The most basic human right is a job that allows you to look after you and your family's health and welbeing. Greens policies will increase unemployment so a Charter of Human Rights won't protect you from The Greens.

10:37 AM  

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