Mainstream media have missed the real story behind Gina’s buy-in of Fairfax Media. With similar moves on Kookynie Courier’s share register she is actually going after WA’s influential side-stream news organ. The diversionary Fairfax feint is to take the spotlight off the take-over threat to our beloved Courier.
The KC board of bleeding heart liberals is rallying against the move and both of us are refusing to offer her a seat. Impolite perhaps, but with only two bar stools she would have to stand, and also take up valuable drinking (err, thinking?) space.
We’re working late on strategies at the back bar newsroom at the pub. Dusting off Ye Olde Charter of Editorial Independence to display on the notice-board is step one. And we’ve got a great new slogan. Although KC started way back, defending the rights of miners (see About), todays its a beacon of forward thinking.
Ahead of the game, KC went online in 2009, so readers don’t have to worry about this broadsheet to tabloid nonsense. Talk of an online pay-wall is premature, as we’re happy to have any readers at all. For kconnected readers a KC app will soon be available.
Or, we could join Gina and re-brand as Kookynie Courier & Mining Advocate (like the old Newcastle Herald), which is okay here in WA’s goldfields.
Hmm, make mine a schooner of KB (Kooky Bitter) while we strategise again.