A memo to Tony Abbott: You can learn from a big mistake made by David Koch and myself.
Last night I attended a farewell party for the print edition of BRW.
As you can imagine, we went through all the old stories. I was reminded of the greatest mistake I made in journalism. In the 1980s, David Koch was Personal Investment editor. For its sister publication, BRW, he came up with a “scoop” list of Liberal party members attending a dinner which, incorrectly, he had been told was a list of big Liberal contributors. I was managing editor of BRW at the time and neither of us did enough checking.