“Bloody Bloody ABC hypocrites,” Bolt wrote in News Corp.
“The ABC seriously thinks what it pays its stars is a bigger secret than what our spies do to protect Australians.”
On Media Watch Barry said,
“Last week the Daily Telegraph asked me ‘in the spirit of openness’ to tell them what I earned and I said I’d be happy to do so, if Andrew Bolt revealed his salary too.
Sadly, we’re still waiting for a response on that one. It seems he’s a lot less open than I am.
“But on consideration I’ve decided to go it alone. My salary is coming up on the screen. If you’re shocked just avert your eyes.”
Up flashed the number $191, 259.
“Your turn next Mr Bolt. I bet yours is bigger than mine.”
Of course, Barry is employed by the government and Bolt works in the private sector -but it was an amusing moment nonetheless.