As you would expect, the knives are out for Bruce Guthrie, former editor of the Herald-Sun, following his taking an unfair dismissal action against his former employer.
Matthew Ricketson has the story buried in today’s Age business section. Guthrie has claimed in his legal action that the man with whom he is meant to have clashed, Peter Blunden, was in fact not behind his sacking. But now Blunden is clearly coming out against Guthrie, saying in a letter to staff:
“If and when I’m asked to do so, I will provide a comprehensive and compelling case for our decision to terminate his employment”.
It’s going to be messy.