Comments on: The user-hostile AFR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/30/the-user-hostile-afr/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AFRReader http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/30/the-user-hostile-afr/comment-page-1/#comment-21713 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 02:12:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6333#comment-21713 Another Australian here and a regular reader of the AFR – though I read the print version because it is made available to me via my employer.
Just to add a bit of balance to Will Derwent comment, imo the AFR is definitely not biased towards the left side of politics. If anything, it is right-leaning. Its big business agenda means it supports policies right of the centre, eg it recently vigorously supported a political campaign by mining companies against a rent resource tax proposed.
It is the best paper for financial and business news in Australia, but I have noted a deterioration in its standard. It often recycles articles – even on the same day – printing the same material under a different headline.

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By: willderwent2010 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/30/the-user-hostile-afr/comment-page-1/#comment-21390 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:39:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6333#comment-21390 I can tell you though, as an Aussie, this is the least of the Fin’s problems. It’s a terrible newspaper, with poor writers, garbage analysis and blatant political slant (which surprisingly, is in fact to the populist left rather than the right). The Fin is the only business specific newspaper in Australia and therefore is the only paper that covers Australian business events (unless they reach international scale and hit FT or the Journal), and because of that it continues to sell papers. If another paper entered the Australian market with an aggressive strategy I suspect that the Fin would bleed market share very fast indeed. As far as it’s website is concerned though, the real problem is its restrictive paywall that blocks pretty much everything unless you’re a subscriber.

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By: davidwe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/30/the-user-hostile-afr/comment-page-1/#comment-21376 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:09:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6333#comment-21376 Organizations have to be very careful with this, as it likely runs afoul of many laws designed to protect the disabled. Perhaps you should send them a cease and desist and cite whatever the Australian equivalent of the ADA is.

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By: cooperowl http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/30/the-user-hostile-afr/comment-page-1/#comment-21375 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:30:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6333#comment-21375 What browser do you use? This could probably be counteracted using a client-side plugin that always allows you to copy as plain text.

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