Naughty Tim Blair in legal stoush with Crikey says SMH
Topic: independent media
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 3:22 PM
Subject: legals on Tim Blair back page SMH, his own record
I could have but never bothered to sue Blair for this defamation: I returned fire referring to his initials TB as a metaphor for the illness of philosophy that he represents. But no doubt his audience is bigger than mine. He may be jealous we got a place to talk to the UTS journalism school and big bad News Ltd blogger did not. He mis spelt my name (deliberately re google?) but it's easily recognisable.
Here is the link and article, still there after some years:
ANT NOT THE CRAZIEST
After a very successful talk’s last year, newmatilda.com is holding its second In Conversation discussion panel.
Who Can You Trust?
Who is a credible source online?
Jackie Dent: ABC Opinion Online & UN Afghanistan spokesperson
Antony Lowenstein: Author of My Israel Question, journalist, blogger
Tom O’Loughlin: Sydney Alternative Media- Editor of micro news site & solicitor
Edmund Tadros: SMH.com & investigative journalist
The questions people may wish to ask if they attend this “successful talk’s”:
• On complex issues, how seriously should we take someone who can’t even judge age or gender?
• Is inventing quotes a bad thing?
• Why might someone be so much milder in print than he is online?
• Should we trust someone who betrays his own family?
Yet Antony isn’t the craziest bug on New Matilda’s panel. He’s joined by Tom O’Loughlin, editor of sub-fringe conspiracy site Sydney Alternative Media. Talk about your credible online sources; this boy makes ol’ Ant look like, I don’t know, a journalist.
(Via Dylan Kissane)
Posted by Tim B. on 03/26/2008 at 12:32 PM
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By the way Blair also made a 'friendly' telephone call to me about a story on my www.sydneyalternativemedia.com/blog blog on his role in a story in The Bulletin about David Hicks, which from memory I did adjust for balance based on his grievance. Would have to search it out again. I even spoke to then editor of The Bulletin about it, just before it folded.
Looks like it was this story Blair got touchy about down the second half:
Monday, 7 January 2008
Tim Blair damaging the News Ltd/Sydney Daily Telegraph brand?
Mood: not sure
Topic: big media
Yours truly, Tom McLoughlin
Posted by editor
at 5:15 PM NZT
Updated: Wednesday, 31 March 2010 5:19 PM NZT