Dr Mumbo

So what is the reputation of your new owner?

An awkward moment for AIBM’s Alan Kohler, Stephen Bartholomeusz and Robert Gottliebsen when they were quizzed by Bruce Guthrie on the reputation of new owner News Limited.

Speed to 6m,20s for the delicious expression on the face of the usually unflappable Kohler as he realises he has just stepped onto a minefield.

There’s a further moment of delicious squirming at 14.45 when Kohler is asked whether he still thinks that  Rupert Murdoch is a disgrace.

Still, Dr Mumbo doffs his cap to the Business Spectator trio for publishing the interview – not least for choosing as the interrogator Guthrie, who is no longer on the News Limited Christmas card list after suing over his sacking as Herald Sun editor.

During the conversation Guthrie says, somewhat wistfully, of Murdoch: “I’m not sure he’s going to forgive me.”



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