Monday, May 01, 2006

Snake like, turns and bites the holder

From the Crikey email:

P.P. McGuinness, editor of Quadrant, writes:
Guy Rundle is very quick to try and smear Quadrant. Even if once upon a time Quadrant did in some way receive CIA funding, at least the CIA was the agent of a democratic government working for political liberty, whatever its faults. Arena in its early days, and other publications of the Communist Left, were receiving subsidies from the Soviet dictatorship. We accept Australia Council money to assist in publishing Australian creative writing, and to be able to employ (on derisorily low pay) as our literary editor Australia's greatest living poet, Les Murray. Let those without sin cast the stones. They do not include the propagandists of the Left.

Whatever its faults.. *cough*