He has been described as belonging to a category of intellectual who are "disillusioned former ultra-leftists who begin to move to the right and, because of a temperamental incapacity for moderation, are incapable of stopping until they reach an equivalent extreme." 
- David Rood and Simon Mann, The man behind the history wars takes on Aunty, The Age, June 16, 2006.
- Michelle Grattan, ABC gets a culture warrior, The Age, June 16, 2006.
- Robert Manne, PM's contempt for ABC, The Age, June 17, 2006.
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