Thursday, July 05, 2012

Fairfax Chairman Loose with Facts

It has been reported that Fairfax Chairman Roger Corbett:
said the company had received tens of thousands emails from shareholders and readers “making it clear” they were concerned about Fairfax’s editorial independence.
Corbett didn't specify the ratio of shareholders, no doubt shitting themselves about share price, and 'readers' which is a pretty hard to identify group.

GetUp's website links to a website entitled "Your Say on Fairfax", (archive here) which like most GetUp 'campaigns' encourages visitors to:
Email Fairfax using our simple tool on the right.
Simple tools indeed.

I wonder how many of those "tens of thousands of emails" involved any significant thought or effort. They were not letters to the editor. They were spam.