Apparently tired of making direct attacks on the media himself, Rod Bruem turns to comments made by respected telco journalist Stuart Corner to bolster his argument that the AFR and that other national newspaper are bias against Telstra. And perhaps he's thinking it's easier if we can get the journos to fight each other instead of Telstra?
I just had a chat with Stuart, whom I've known for years, and he told me a couple of interesting things you might find amusing (and btw, he said that it was ok that I post his comments).
Firstly, Rod didn't ask Stuart's permission to copy huge slabs of his newsletter copy into the blog, although he didn't really mind. "If I put my words out there...they can use them," he said. Secondly, he suggested that perhaps Rod didn't get his point about that other newspaper's reporting of Phil Burgess. If they really wanted to make Burgess look bad they could have reported what he said in his newsletter - that Burgess was given the microphone and prattled on, rather than give the impression that he was an official speaker.
Nice try Rod. No cigar. :)