ABC part of a community's bush telegraph

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:04pm, first published November 25 2014 - 8:22pm

Back when newspapers were newspapers, the then prime minister, John Howard, was explaining to the owner of The Canberra Times that it was, in his opinion, the worst metropolitan daily in Australia, worse than the Sydney Morning Herald, even worse (shudder) than The Age. The Canberra Times was, he declared, like "the ABC in print".

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