Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, September 22, 2002
WATCHING THE WATCHERS. A serious charge of unprofessional conduct against Auntie's Media Watch television program. It demands indpendent assessment, and a public report.

Instead it gets this.

Included in the self-serving self-regurgitation is the following admission
"Our research is based on the work done by Amir Butler of Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee who took the trouble to analyse Albrechtsen's article."
presented to us without explanation or apology.

That is, our public broadcaster set up a publicly-funded posse to lynch another journalist on the basis of a "research" done by an islamist lobby.

This program is out of control.