Costello v the journalists August 15, 2007Posted by Amanda in Australian politics, Media, politics.
Who has more to lose in this?
The journalists need their reputation to be able to do their jobs- a politician doesn’t.
Costello can just keep claiming that he never said it and eventually it will blow over- there may be consequences down the track, or there may not.
It is a grave accusation to say that the journalists are lying- look at what happened at the BBC over the whole David Kelly affair.
The journalists should probably have published two years ago or let sleeping dogs lie but now it is out there, I am more inclined to believe them.