Fake Stephen Conroy unplugged

Summary:From a secret location, Ratbags brings you a video interview with Fake Stephen Conroy satirist Leslie Nassar, complete with beer.

In the latest instalment of our Ratbags video series, we go deep underground to interview Fake Stephen Conroy satirist Leslie Nassar on the day he took on his Telstra boss, chief technology officer Hugh Bradlow.

We ask the tough questions: has Nassar ever twittered as Fake Stephen Conroy while drunk? What's next for the Department of Internets? And would he sell the Fake Stephen Conroy account?

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On the day of the interview, 26 March, Nassar had been embroiled in a stoush with his employer, Telstra. The satirist claimed he had been sacked by Telstra due to his Fake Stephen Conroy efforts, a claim the telco quickly denied. However, Telstra acknowledged Nassar was subject to disciplinary action.

Ratbags is ZDNet.com.au's light-hearted look at the Australian technology scene. Previously we've chased Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer all around Sydney, set fire and microwaved a bunch of hard disks and asked people what they think of Windows 7 — or was it KDE4?

Topics: Telcos, Mobility


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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