As reported in a longish piece in today's The Australian, before the news broke that he'd quit the Sydney Morning Herald (as duly reported in The Australian here):
'Fairfax Media is under pressure to sack columnist Mike Carlton, who has been ordered to apologise for using anti-Semitic and abusive language towards readers, calling one a “Jewish bigot” and telling several others to “f..k off”.
As The Sydney Morning Herald’s editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir admitted to a former Fairfax director that he was not finding it easy to keep the newspaper “fair and balanced”, he has spent the past few days responding to readers incensed over Carlton’s columns and the paper’s coverage of the conflict in Israel.
“I deeply regret the insulting, discourteous and unprofessional remarks Mike Carlton made to you,” Goodsir emailed one businessman on Friday. “Your points are valid, and well made — and, while I am not sacking him as you have urged, please rest assured that I have admonished him in the strongest terms. I apologise for his inappropriate conduct, and have stressed to him the need for higher standards in future.”
.... Carlton has not let up on his abuse of readers over Twitter ....
Sydney father Yury ... received a torrent of abuse.
“You’re the one full of hate and bile, sunshine. The classic example of the Jewish bigot. Now f. k off,” Carlton emailed him. He later wrote: “Go f. k yourself. I gather you are some sort of jumped up hotel waiter. What a pathetic wanker you are. And A-grade liar. Anything from you in future goes straight to trash, unread.” ....
Fairfax has gone into overdrive over the past 10 days in an effort to stop subscribers cancelling the Herald....
Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Robert Goot said Carlton’s responses to some of his readers were racist and showed an intolerance of views that differed from his own.
“One expects more temperate language from a senior writer using the Herald’s Twitter handle and email account,’’ he said....
One businessman emailed Goodsir to call on Carlton to be sacked, saying he had no right to speak to readers the way he did.
“If anyone who worked in my company told a customer to f. k off, it would be their last day. They’d be fired on the spot,’’ he said. “When are you going to ask Mr Carlton to step down from his position?” ....'According to Carlton, still raving on Twitter, among those apparently commiserating with him on his fall is Wayne Swan, who was federal treasurer in Julia Gillard's Cabinet.
Amid the gutter language Carlton continues to employ to and about his critics, comes his dismissive, derogatory view of one of the bravest women in the world, whose stand against Islamic fascism and misogyny might be expected to appeal him and other creatures of the Left, concerned as they always claims to be with human rights: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, he's tweeted, "is a media-crawling poseur".
Ah well, here's another ranter (a non-foul-mouthed one this time, talking about the situation in Gaza) who knows a thing or two about the hypocrisy of the Left: