"The Bulletin's chief criticism of Keating is that he is bitter, foul-mouthed, bent on revenge and can't stop talking about the past, which is precisely how Kerry Packer comes across given his flagship magazine - "...loses up to $10 million a year and suffering from a falling circulation (especially when you consider the rorting and giveaways)" - thinks the antics of a reclusive private citizen 10 years out of office is worthy of a cover and 10 pages inside. Crikey could produce 5000 words on The Goanna, Packer's foul-mouth, his ruthlessness and his refusal to engage with society, but we wouldn't be telling you anything that wasn't already out there."Crikey's
Stephen Mayne on the Bulletin's hatchet job
of former Prime Minister Paul Keating.