Compare and Contrast

What is the difference between the ABC and the Australian you may ask?  Here are the biographies of their respective Economics Editors.

ABC – Emma Alberici – Chief Economics Correspondent

Emma Alberici is the ABC’s chief economics correspondent. She was previously the host of ABC’s Lateline and ABC’s Europe correspondent. Prior to moving to London, Emma was a senior business journalist for ABC TV and Radio Current Affairs. Emma has twice been a finalist at the Walkley Awards for journalism. She tweets at @albericie.

The Australian – Adam Creighton – Economics Editor

Adam Creighton is an award-winning economics journalist with a special interest in tax and financial policy. He spent most of 2016 at the Wall Street Journal in Washington DC. He won the Citi Journalism Award for Excellence in 2015, and was runner up in the internationally recognised Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2014. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and studied economics at Oxford, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. In 2017 he was appointed to the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council.

One day in the future, Mr Creighton may be lucky enough to be a @walkleys finalist for a story on tax minimisation #justsaying.  Just a finalist.  Not a winner.

Your ABC – no more fat to cut.  #justsaying.

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12 Responses to Compare and Contrast

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’d hazard a guess that Emma earns more than Adam too.
    Newspapers have to operate on the smell of an oily rag, whereas the ABC has a direct pipeline to Australian taxpayers’ wallets whether they like it or not.

  2. OneWorldGovernment


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  3. Shy Ted

    ABC journos drink far too much champagne and chardonnay.

  4. Mak Siccar

    Are you suggesting that Emma Albaschreechi is fat?

  5. OneWorldGovernment

    Mak Siccar
    #2716358, posted on May 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Are you suggesting that Emma Albaschreechi is fat?

    no no no no, not fat.

    but certainly stupid.

    fat in the head we used to say.

  6. jjf

    The photo with her having lunch with Bob Brown a few years ago said it all – deeply ignorant is being way too polite!!

  7. Tony Thomas

    Last Friday Emma reported CSL share price as $7.31 (actual, $183)

  8. Rob MW

    What is the difference between the ABC and the Australian you may ask?

    Nominally speaking, and under 3rd wave intuition, about 6 inches I would say.

  9. Mother Lode

    The ABC’s journos are all specialists in politics – not in the sense of having a comprehensive grasp, but being deeply involved in one side.

    They accept Thomas Mann’s “Everything is political” as a profound observation and a license, not as he intended it – as a disdainful criticism of British and French democracies, where every decision was infected by political imperatives, be it economics, defence, or even art.

    Something we see increasingly even now.

    That is why the ABC rotates its people around through such disparate roles – as far as they are concerned they are all political, and differences between disciplines like theatre, economics, law etc are merely technical – and you can cite approved experts if required.

    When Emma wrote her laughable article about tax, she was not offering the knowledge she had garnered from years of faulty study and muddled experience, she was repeating what she had heard from others, officially more qualified in economics. Her contribution was to turn it into a political tract.

    Emma is not the disease. She is a periodically erupting pustule.

    And this whole appalling disservice terrifies our politicians – because they also have no grasp of anything other than politics. The two sides signal to each other utterly oblivious to the whole rest of the world bustling, building, winning and losing, and aspiring around them.

  10. Roger

    Creighton is no doubt very bright, but he regularly appears on The Dumb and gets no traction.

  11. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2716301, posted on May 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    I’d hazard a guess that Emma earns more than Adam too.

    She might be paid more than Adam, but it is highly unlikely that she earns more.

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