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The Aussies making us (sort of) proud in the United States election

The Aussies making us (sort of) proud in the United States election
Australian journalists are capitalising on the chaos of the US election cycle. Who's making the biggest splash?Sharri Markson interviewing Steve Bannon (Image: Twitter)Who says Australia doesn't punch above its weight? While we've not been able to claim the most influential Australian-born media figure as one of our own since 1985, US election season has seen…

Australian journalists are capitalising on the turmoil of the US election cycle. Who’s making the biggest splash?

Sharri Markson talking to Steve Bannon (Image: Twitter)

Who says Australia doesn’t punch above its weight? While we’ve not had the ability to claim the most prominent Australian-born media figure as one of our own because 1985, US election season has actually seen a number of Australian journos make their mark on the international stage.

Sharri Markson

Markson first started ingratiating herself with Trump and his media surrogates with a ” bombshell” report in The Daily Telegraph on apparent “Chinese carelessness” around COVID-19 Based, obviously, on a single source, it declared that China destroyed proof connecting to the infection at Wuhan research study facilities. This got her priced quote by nationwide security experts and talked to on Fox News back in Might.

Now she’s returning to United States audiences via a Sky News interview with ethno-nationalist and previous Trump adviser Steve Bannon, presently on bail for scams and money laundering charges. The interview concerns the ” questionable” Hunter Biden piece that ran previously this month, thanks in part to fellow Aussie tabloid veteran Col “piss in the sink” Allan. More on him in a moment.

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Charlie Lewis — Reporter

Charlie Lewis

Press Reporter @theshufflediary

Charlie discusses industrial relations, politics and culture. Prior to Crikey he worked throughout federal government and unions and was a researcher on RN’s Daily Planet. He hosted The Alternative History on Triple R, and is a periodic host on Breakfasters.

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