Editorial - Wednesday, May 7: Gaze shifts to upper cuts

APOLOGIES to all readers that we can't bring you photos of the Bondi heavyweight championship fight between James Packer and David Gyngell.

The Daily Examiner's bid of 57 cents and an old Fantales wrapper was apparently trumped by News Limited's offer that is being reported at $200,000.

Is there genuine interest in the fracas on a sunny Sunday afternoon between two men who really should know better, or who can afford to have someone do their fighting for them?

Or is this the ultimate in media navel gazing?

It has certainly put into perspective the economic crisis the Federal Government has been trying to convince us must be dealt with urgently by extra taxes and big spending cuts.

Not too many people seem convinced by the story being sold by Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey and they certainly jumped at the distraction caused by the trackie dak-clad millionaires.

It didn't take much to turn our attention from the purported budget black hole and the State Government implosion at ICAC.

How long can it be until Gyngell's Nine Network decides the boss has literally hit on a winning idea and the first episode of Millionaire Mud Wrestling goes to air?

David Moase,
Editor



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