Karl Stefanovic berates Daily Mail for running 'cheap, lazy, sexist' stories

Today show co-host launches tirade after website ran picture of him checking in to caravan park with female colleague.

Today co-host Karl Stefanovic has accused the Daily Mail of publishing sexist and degrading stories designed to humiliate women after the website pictured him checking into a caravan park with a young female colleague and a dozens cans of pre-mixed rum.

“Fact: This was work,” Stefanovic said on Nine’s Today show on Friday morning. “We were filming a story about our struggling prawn farmers.

“The producer pictured on the website is a committed, talented, hard-working and totally professional young woman and not deserving of this cheap, lazy, sexist online slur.
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“A young woman who spent the past hours in tears because of the hurtful and false way she’s been portrayed by this website.”

In January last year the Nine Entertainment Co still had a stake in the Daily Mail Australia, which it helped establish locally, but it sold out to British-based parent company The Daily Mail General Trust after two years.

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