Murdoch racist, Andrew Bolt of Melbourne’s Herald-Sun, has been barracking vigorously for Gina Rinehart’s efforts to gain control of Fairfax these past few weeks (see here for his latest effort); so vigorously in fact, you really have to wonder what’s in it for him.
Ever since Rinehart bought into Channel Ten and Bolt got his Bolt Report propaganda spot there, he’s pushed and defended Rinehart’s invasion of Fairfax’s editorial independence claiming that, if she owns it, she can do what she likes with it.
While Rinehart is now the majority shareholder of Fairfax, she doesn’t have the majority of shares so, even if she does get a seat on the board of directors, she will still have the rest of the board to contend with – which is why she’s demanding three seats on the board.
Presumably she’d take one of them for herself, but who has she got in mind for the other two? Is this why Bolt is sucking up to Rinehart so vigorously?
Bolt wielding influence in both of Melbourne’s online papers? Goodbye democracy!