Friday, October 25, 2002

Today's Age

Friday, 25 October 2002

There are a couple of interesting opinion pieces in today's Age.

Tony Kevin has a good article on the Select Committee into a Certain Maritime Incident and John Legge writes on corporate salaries. These articles are both well worth a look - I think Kevin is correct when he says that the issue of the SEIV X incident in particular is not going to go away in a hurry.

In keeping with the Potemkin's motto, I couldn't resist tracking down a story that was in the print edition, but doesn't appear on the web-site: that of the London Daily Mirror's "less than sincere apology" to US film producer Steve Bing. This is definitely in the realm of the inconsequential. In this first report "Bing gets grovelling apology", there's a definite note of triumph in Mr Bing's remarks on the case. A day later he's a lot less happy. Much as I dislike tabloids, especially the British variety, I can't help feeling that "certain sneaking admiration" for the way the Mirror handled this issue.

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