Australia's Best Paid Blogger

I was just having lunch with a friend, and talking about SMH columnist Alan Ramsey’s habit of quoting liberally from other people’s writings. (Last year, Michael Danby MP told parliament "Week after week, up to 85 percent – let me repeat, 85 percent – of Mr Ramsey’s column consists of an excerpt from a book, a transcript, Hansard, an article or some other such source").

Then it came to us: Ramsey is actually Australia’s best-paid blogger. And given that the Saturday SMH sells a few hundred thousand copies, maybe he’s the country’s best-read blogger too.

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5 Responses to Australia's Best Paid Blogger

  1. Guy says:

    It’s about time the mainstream media got its act together and started including hyperlinks in its online news content.

    It’s not rocket science.

  2. mike says:

    Well you have been busy posting that message all over the place haven’t you !
    June 24 http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic18445-15.html
    June 15 http://beconfused.com/blog/2005/04/08/not-stupid/
    Undated http://ixonia.blogspot.com/2005/02/racism-and-bigotry-in-malaysia.html
    June 14 http://capriquarius.lovable-monkey.net/?p=14
    And this was just a quick search i have done. People who disclaim being a racist usually are.
    Some of the tings you say have merit but they could equally apply to my own home city.
    Other things you say seem to have no basis in fact. A reasonably well written article on crime in Malaysia is written here.

    http://www.malaysia-today.net/english/Suaram_230804a.htm

    Mike

  3. Andrew Leigh says:

    I’ve removed the Malaysia comment (and will delete it again if it comes back). Anyone who wants to read it can follow Mike’s links.

  4. mike says:

    I had a feeling that the post would be removed.

    Mike

  5. Steve Edney says:

    I actually like the fact that Ramsay does so much quotation as often the material he quotes is interesting, in comparison with his own grouchy rumblings. Ss you say this is essentially one of the functions of blogging.

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