This article is part of a series on legal threats sent to: Crikey Article by Lachlan Murdoch Crikey We published an article about the January 6 US riots. The series introduction is here, and the whole series is here.
As you can imagine, our decision to encourage threatening legal action against Lachlan Murdoch, following the coverage of the January 6th Commission hearings, has received worldwide attention, especially in the United States. Here in Australia there are some notable gaps in coverage.
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The Gray Lady was already fit enough to run Ads from Crikey As we will see later, not everyone in Australia was so generous.of new york times This was followed by an article under the headline ‘Australian News Site Tells Lachlan Murdoch: Already Suing Us’.
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Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch has repeatedly accused a small Australian news site of defaming him in a column alleging links between the Murdoch family and the January 6th Capitol riots.
On Monday, the press said Crikeyreplied: Please sue us.
AxiosDot Point Enthusiasts, and the best place to find content that transforms Donald Trump interviews into A powerful visual representation of the stages of grief, with its characteristic lively style, also covered the saga. Under the subheading “Why It Matters,” it said, “Murdoch’s complaint is ironic as Fox News vigorously defends in the US against defamation lawsuits filed by voting technology companies Dominion and Smartmatic.” ‘ said.
The NPR headline might be our favorite. It’s a counterattack.” The US public broadcaster also touched on the role of Australia’s libel laws in all of this. [Crikey editor-in-chief Peter Fray and Private Media Chairman Eric Beecher] They hope it will serve as a test for Australia’s libel laws, which they write is “too restrictive”. ”
US-based media news site mediatein its coverage, suggestively excerpted Fox’s defense in the defamation case currently facing Dominion and Smartmatic.
I am confident that we will win because press freedom is the foundation of our democracy and must be protected. From what journalists do.
Daily Beast I was ahead of the pack with this one. be frank Column following the first work. It’s all good, but we especially like their gif creations.
There are more — especially financial timesAnd while we got some local press, of sydney morning herald, age, Guardian Australia When Australian Financial Reviewit’s worth noting that ABC was a little late in realizing that the story was a remarkable one (although, as it goes to the press, it has great potential). Crikey may have appeared on today’s program RN drive show).
moreover, New Daily Note, nine newspapers refused to run ads. new york times When canberra times It contains. The exact reason is unclear — Nine James Chessell’s publishing director declined to comment. Crikey – but nonetheless, I’m glad to hear that Nine has tightened its criteria for accepting money on paper. How many front page ads have you run? I’ve lost count.