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I write in regard your editorial entitled 'Comment should not be cheap', which was published at theaustralian.com.au on 4 December, 2013.

I don't read your publication much, but I feel compelled to provide feedback that is from outside your echo chamber. Let's be honest, your readers are a dying breed and your publication is looking increasingly desperate as it thrashes around in its drawn-out death.

I am not sure whether to be amused or appalled by the staggering vitriol and narcissism that you published in this piece. To be honest, it reminded me of the worst bleating from the bottom of the barrel of hip-hop rappers: self aggrandising, hyperbolic and hypocritical. For a newspaper that attempts to portray itself as serious and a beacon of integrity, it is pathetic and reeks of desperation.

The writing is on the wall and your "once-venerable newspaper" is a joke to most people under the age of 50. Most people I speak to are wise to your true position as a mouthpiece for a foreign billionaire and his interests and little more than a campaign pamphlet for the Liberal Party.

I wonder how long your particular brand of idiocy can last, with any luck the answer is "not long". If this is the best you can do then pack up your pencils and go home.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Tweedie


Read Independent Australia's spoof of The Australian's hilarious editorial here.

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