The Age has given Catherine Deveny the arse after her Logie tweets appeared in the Herald Sun.
What’s interesting was the speed and the terse nature of the announcement in the paper this morning.
The paper noted at the bottom of the replacement column;
“Catherine Deveney’s column will no longer appear in The Age. A new writer will be introduced in coming weeks.”
That’s it. No “good luck on your new venture”, no “thanks for all your work for the paper over the years”. This is the newspaper equivalent of “fuck off and be eaten by wolves – you mad bitch”.
This won’t be a popular opinion here but I’m sorry The Dev is gone. She was always passionate, you were never in doubt about what she was thinking and she was always ready to pick a fight. With anybody.
A mate of mine summed her up by saying “she’d rather have a fight than a fuck, that woman”.
Above all, she wasn’t afraid to be angry – and that’s a rare thing in a female columnist. She didn’t write about shoes or frocks or “whoops, what a klutz I am, silly old me”.
I didn’t always agree with what she said but I’m glad she said it.