Big tobacco has a true friend in The Australian

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, The Australian has gone and dug itself into an even deeper hole in its open support for Big Tobacco, or at least that’s how it seems.

Last Friday it ran a front page anti-plain packaging story pushing the position of some secret tobacco industry document that nobody else was allowed to see.

I can only imagine if 6minutes hid the journal papers we report on from public scrutiny. Our credibility would be shot and we’d be out of business, as well we should.

But the Oz got away with it relatively