Yup, it’s true, the Truth gig is over

Fairfax is reporting the demise of Truth.

I have nothing to add at this point.

Some time in the future I will tell my story of ?the wild ride the last 6 months have been…in the meantime I want to thank the editorial and?production?staff I worked with, you were great.

Bottom line is that Truth was too far gone, a legacy of the mayhem caused by David and Steve Crow. Again I will leave that story for later.

On a day that saw Mediaworks call in receivers, it emerged that tabloid newspaper The Truth may cease publishing after more than 125 years.

Staff at the national weekly have been told it will not publish a print edition on Thursday, and may never publish one again.

Truth, which first published 1887, was thought to have lost a major advertiser last week, prompting its owners to pull the plug.

Truth Weekender general manager Russell Beaumont told Fairfax Media “the owners and shareholders have said we should pause for a cup of tea”.

“We’re having a break, we’re not in receivership, we’re just pausing.”?

All creditors and contributors would be paid, he said.

Editor Cameron Slater had done an outstanding job since taking over last year, but attracting advertisers had proved difficult, Beaumont said.

Slater, who also operates the controversial Right-wing blog, Whale Oil, would not confirm the closure when contacted, referring all media inquiries to Dermott Malley, who co-owns the paper.

Malley said only “You want the truth from Truth? You’ll get the truth”, before ending the call.

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