Jack Marx wrote a popular blog called THE DAILY TRUTH for Fairfax, a large, old and very, very tired Australian media organization. In 2006 he won a very prestigious Australian media award (a Walkley) for one of his posts. However the paper sacked him a couple of days ago (on his birthday no less) for a satirical post he wrote about the Australian Federal Opposition Leader’s visit to a New York strip club. What is perhaps even worse than the sacking, according to News.com.au, the editor-in-chief of Fairfax Digital, Mike Van Niekerk, told a rival paper that “this was just the latest in a long line of indiscretions”. Jack says if this is true, it’s the first he’s heard about it. Should he sue Fairfax for defamation?
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