How recent power posturing sped up Fairfax's decline

The blocking of successful Rural Press chief Brian McCarthy from Fairfax's levers of power, particularly in the digital space, distracted the company in its hour of greatest need.

Alan Kohler gets most things right, so it is all the more disappointing that he joins in the current rewriting of the recent history of Fairfax, as authorised by the present board and administration. His recent commentary (Killing Fairfax, or making it unwell, July 24) sounds like little more than another justification for why the 'old guard' journalists had to get back in charge.


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