IT IS very nice and satisfying to be appreciated, so a recent invitation to contribute the odd post to Quadrant Online came as a flattering surprise. Sadly, your more professional sites have more-or-less professional editors and it seems that part of their job is to interfere with contributors' articles, especially this one. Not that the meaning has been changed or big chunks arbitrarily re-written -- no, none of that. The bone of contention is that something was cut out of the article and that missing ingredient is a bona fide scoop.
In researching Michelle Grattan's toxic uselessness (while touching on other topics) it became clear why her aged shoulder went untapped when Fairfax was handing out those redundancy cheques. Nobody else had noticed it, but the photographic evidence provides proof beyond doubt:
Michelle Grattan is really Age books editor Jason Steger, meaning Fairfax gets two employees who are invited to appear on the ABC for the cost of one. Don't believe it? Quadrant Online's editor refused to have a bar of it, but you be the judge: