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Media Watch, 1
Monday, July 05, 2004
WORSE THAN THE LEFTISM of Auntie's commentators is the spinning of her news service. More people watch the news, and the commentators, unlike the news writers, sometimes reveal their ideologies.
Former head hack, Frank Devine, has lashed out and bought transcripts of two days of Auntie TV 7.00pm news bulletins, for June 19 and 20.
Even this unillusioned observer was shocked to see just how bad Auntie's journalism has become. For example:
ABC: "An Islamic website proclaimed [the beheading of Paul Johnson] as a lesson to Westerners who dare venture to Saudi Arabia."
A whole column's-worth of examples of crud journalism from just two sessions of TV news. Astounding.