ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Saturday, June 19, 2004
 
THE HENNY HERALD 'WEASEL WORDS OF THE WEEK' AWARD goes to a Murdoch hack:
Mr Howard, who has been accused of simply reacting to Opposition Leader Mark Latham on several recent policy announcements, has ruled out implementing Labor's...
The anonymous critic is allowed to discredit the statement before it is reported.

Where would crud journalism be without this universally-applicable technique.