PAPA JOHNSON’S NEWS PAPER was the first to run a story about Papa Johns latest round of internal review, and it’s not the first time he’s publicly questioned the media.
“Papa Johns is a very different business to that of the rest of the world.
We are a family business, and we don’t want to be perceived as being the kind of company that goes around buying newspapers.””
We’re not a corporation.
We are a family business, and we don’t want to be perceived as being the kind of company that goes around buying newspapers.”
The news we’re seeing today is a case of someone trying to put together a bunch of rubbish and then put it together to make the story of the day.
“It’s all false, it’s all made up, it has nothing to do with what’s actually going on.”
Mr Johns response was a familiar one to anyone who has seen his recent interviews on ABC Radio National.
“You’re just being very selective about what you report, that’s what I’m saying, because there’s so many things that you just can’t get away with.”
And while the company has done well since the financial crisis, its reputation has taken a hit as the global media coverage of its financial woes has intensified.
In October, The Age newspaper ran a front page story that claimed the company had lost $8.3 billion in the last year alone.
In the same month, The Financial Review ran a story that questioned the reliability of the company’s financial results.
And in October last year, the Australian Financial Review reported that Papa John was struggling to meet its debt obligations to investors, and the story noted the company was “struggling to survive”.
The company’s stock is down 20 per cent since the news broke.
The company’s chief financial officer, David McIlroy, recently told The World Today the company would be closing some stores in Australia.
And the CEO is not the only figure to have questioned the press coverage of the crisis.
In November, the ABC’s 7.30 programme aired an interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In that interview, Mr Bloomberg said it was time to confront the media’s coverage of Papa John.
“I think the media, and particularly the mainstream media, are in a state of denial about the impact of the financial collapse on our economy,” Mr Bloomberg told the program.
“It’s not something you want to talk about, you want people to get on board with you, but it’s something that needs to be talked about.”
Papa Johns CEO David McIllroy has dismissed the criticism of his company’s poor financial performance as a “political witch-hunt” that has been fuelled by the financial market.
“We don’t care about the financial markets,” Mr McIlry told The Seven Network’s Breakfast.
“The business is doing really well, and if you want it to be a political witch-hunting you can’t say it’s the worst thing ever.”
You can’t be the biggest company in the world and then say we have to do this.
It’s a very dangerous way of looking at things.