Australian journalists are capitalising on the turmoil of the US election cycle. Who’s making the biggest splash?
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.
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.
Keep checking out the Australian reporters making waves overseas … for better or even worse.
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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.