A detailed and lengthy profile of Chris Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of The Australian, written by Sally Neighbour and published in The Monthly in August, 2011.
Arrogant bastard. Cowboy. Total ratbag. Best editor I’ve ever worked for. An insecure genius. A very complex person.
Talk to any journalist, commentator, politician or public figure in Australia and it seems they all have a view of Chris Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Australian newspaper, now widely regarded as the most influential news outlet in the country – one that polarises readers and infuriates targets with its relentless crusading journalism.
Visionary. Zealot. Grenade thrower. The last of the great newspaper men. Arch Machiavellian brute – this from Mitchell himself, delivered tongue-in-cheek, and for the purpose of denying it.
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